Dr Steven R. Livingstone

Steven R. Livingstone

Research Interests

  • Facial expressions in music performance
  • Emotional response to music
  • Computational modelling of music and emotion
  • Evolutionary origins of music

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, September 2008. The University of Queensland. Thesis: Changing musical emotions through score and performance with a computational rule system.
  • B.Inf.Tech first class honours in Information Technology, December 2003. The University of Queensland
  • B.S. in Physics, December 2000. The University of Queensland.

Projects

  • Facial expressions in emotional song and speech
  • Computational modelling of music and emotion

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Livingstone, S. R., & Thompson, W. F. (2009). L'apparition de la musique de la théorie d'esprit. In Marc Richelle & Xavier Seron (Eds.). Musique et Evolution. Belgium: Pierre MARDAGA Press. In press.

Journal Papers

  • Thompson, W.F., Russo, F. A., & Livingstone, S. R. (in press). Facial expressions of singers influence perceived pitch relations. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. Download PDF (postprint).
  • Livingstone, S. R., Muhlberger, R., Brown, A. R., & Thompson, W.F. (2010, in press). Changing Musical Emotion: A Computational Rule System for Modifying Score and Performance. Computer Music Journal, 34, 41-64. Download PDF (postprint).
  • Livingstone, S.R., Thompson, W.F., & Russo, F. A. (2009). Facial expressions and emotional singing: A study of perception and production with motion capture and electromyography. Music Perception, 26, 475-488. Download PDF.
  • Livingstone, S. R. & Thompson, W. F. (2009). The emergence of music from the Theory of Mind. Musicae Scientiae, Special Issue 2009/10 “Music and Evolution”, 83-115. Download PDF.
  • Livingstone, S. R., Muhlberger, R., Brown, A. R., & Loch, A. (2007). Controlling Musical Emotionality: An Affective Computational Architecture for Influencing Musical Emotion. Digital Creativity, 18, 43-54. Download PDF (postprint).
  • Livingstone, S. R. & Thompson, W. F. (2006). Multi-modal affective interaction: A comment on musical origins. Music Perception, 24, 89-94. Download PDF.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

  • Livingstone, S. R., Schubert, E., Loehr, J. D., Palmer, C. (2009). Emotional arousal and the automatic detection of musical phrase boundaries. Second International Symposium on Performance Science
  • Livingstone, S. R., Brown, A. R., Muhlberger, R. (2005). Influencing the Perceived Emotions of Music with Intent. Third International Conference on Generative Systems. Download PDF.
  • Livingstone, S. R. & Brown, A. R. (2005). Dynamic Response: Real-Time Adaptation for Music Emotion. Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment. Download PDF.
  • Livingstone, S. R., Muhlberger, R., Brown, A. R. (2005). Playing with Affect: Music Performance with Awareness of Score and Audience. Australasian Computer Music Conference. Download PDF.
  • Henricksen, K. Livingstone, S. R., Indulska, J. (2004). Towards a hybrid approach to context modelling, reasoning and interoperation. Ubicomp’2004, First International Workshop on Advanced Context Modelling, Reasoning And Management. Download PDF.

Conference and Workshop Presentations

  • Livingstone, S. R., Palmer, C., Thompson, W. F., & Wanderley, M. (2010). Facial expressions in speech and singing. Paper to be presented at the Third International Conference on Music and Gesture, Montreal, Canada.
  • Livingstone, S. R., Loehr, J. D., Palmer, C., & Schubert, E. (2009). Emotional arousal corresponds with musical phrase structure. BRAMS Annual Scientific Day, Montreal, Canada.
  • Livingstone, S. R., Thompson, W.F., Chan, L., & Russo, F.A. (2009). Facial expressions in emotional song. Paper presented at the Society for Music Perception and Cognition conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Livingstone, S. R. (2009). Changing musical emotion. Workshop on Expressive Performance, Montreal, Canada.
  • Livingstone, S. R. (2009). Changing musical emotion through score and performance with a computational rule system. Second Music Perception and Cognition Student Colloquium, Montreal, Canada.
  • Livingstone, S. R., Thompson, W.F., & Russo, F.A. (2009). Facial expressions in emotional singing. Workshop on Music, Motion and Emotion, Montreal, Canada.
  • Thompson, W. F., Livingstone, S. R., Palmer, C. (2008). Using motion capture to investigate vocal emotional communication, Leipzig, Germany.
  • Livingstone, S. R., Muhlberger, R., Brown, A. R. (2006). Influencing perceived musical emotions: The importance of performative and structural aspects in a rule system. Music as Human Communication: An HCSNet Workshop on the Science of Music Perception, Performance and Cognition.
  • Livingstone, S. R., Muhlberger, R., Brown, A. R. (2006). Music, speech and a Theory of Mind: Investigations with a computational model of musical emotions. HCSNet Workshop on Human and Machine Speech.
  • Livingstone, S. R., Muhlberger, R., Brown, A. R. (2006). The music-emotion lifecycle. HCSNet Workshop on Perception and Action.

Contact Information

Dr Steven R. Livingstone
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Psychology
McGill University
1205 Dr Penfield Avenue
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada

Phone: +1 514 398 5270
Web: http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~srl