Volume 27 (2006) Issue 6 Pages 336-339
Music performers usually play music with some intentions. They play musical notes elongated or shortened and loud or soft for their expressive performances. Furthermore, they move their bodies consciously or unconsciously to enhance expression. Singers often show specific emotions on their faces during singing before audiences. Visual information from performers plays an important role for listeners to understand the performers’ intentions. Our studies in this field and a pioneering work by Davidson are reviewed.