Keynote speakers

Mark Reybrouck

KU Leuven – University of Leuven || Ghent University

Abstract (coming soon)


Mark Reybrouck studied physical education, physical therapy and musicology.
He is actually emeritus professor at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and
guest professor at Ghent University (Belgium).

His interests are interdisciplinary
with an attempt to bring together insights from the fields of psychology,
biology, semiotics and music. His actual research agenda concerns musical
sense-making with a major focus on musical semantics and biosemiotics as
applied to music and music and brain studies. At a theoretical level he is
involved in foundational work on music cognition and perception, especially the
biological roots of musical epistemology and the embodied and enactive
approach to dealing with music. Besides this theoretical work, he has been
involved in empirical research on representational and metarepresentational
strategies in music-listening tasks.

He published a considerable amount of
papers in internationally reviewed scientific journals and book chapters. He is
also author and editor of several books about listening strategies and cognitive
strategies for dealing with music as well as edited volumes on musical semiotics
and music and brain studies. His most recent contributions cover the field of
embodied and enactive cognition and the domains of neuroaesthetics and
neuroplasticity as applied to different forms of musical engagement.

Roger Cochini

Université Lille 3 || Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges

Abstract (coming soon)


Roger Cochini (1946, Marseille, France) is a French composer of Electroacoustic music. With a musical and scientific background, he is a Engineer in Physics by the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon. He also studied in the classes of Pierre SCHAEFFER and Guy REIBEL as well as at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Being a member of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) from 1970 to 1972, and a member of the Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Bourges (which became IMEB) from 1972 to 1996, Roger Cochini set up a collective electroacoustic music instrument, supporting a pedagogy intended for children and youth.

Founder and head of the Electroacoustic Music and Creation Department at the Bourges Conservatory of Music and Dance since 1983, Roger Cochini was a professor at the University of Lille 3 in the Department of Musical Studies from 1996 to 1999, and at the Centre de Formation des Musiciens Intervenant à l’Ecole from 1996 to 2000, and he has also been teaching Sound Arts at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges.

In addition, he has made a large number of concerts, conferences, publications and international tours.