Prof. Dr. Marc Leman


Department of Art, Music and Theatre Sciences /
Systematic musicology

Marc Leman is Methusalem research professor in systematic musicology and director of IPEM, the institute for psychoacoustics and electronic music at Ghent University. He holds MA degrees in musicology and philosophy, and did his PhD on computer modeling of tonality perception. He published more than 350 articles, and several books with MIT press, Routledge, and Springer. His lab is an international meeting place for researchers working on expressive interactions with music, using embodiment and action theory as a point of departure. In 2007 he became professor of the Methusalem, renewed in 2015. In 2014 he was holder of the Franqui chair at the Université de Mons. In 2015 he became laureate of the five-yearly FWO (Flemish Fund for Scientific Research) Excellence Award Ernest-John Solvay for Language, Culture and Social Sciences.

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