Music psychologist and Professor of Systematic Musicology at the University of Graz, Austria since 1998. Director of the university’s Centre for Systematic Musicology since 2009. President of ESCOM, the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, from 2015 to 2018. Present or past board member of all leading music psychology journals, founding academic editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies(JIMS), and (co-) founder of three conference series: Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM), Conference on Applied Interculturality Research, and International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology.
Research in music theory, music acoustics, psychoacoustics, sound and music computing, music information retrieval, music sociology, music philosophy, music history, ethnomusicology, music education, interculturality, and interdisciplinarity. Publications addressing musical structure (pitch, consonance, harmony, tonality, tension, rhythm, meter, accent), music performance (psychology, piano, applications), the origins of tonality and of music, and musicological interdisciplinarity.
Interdisciplinary PhD in psychology, music and physics from the University of New England, Australia; Honours (Master’s) degree in Physics also from UNE; Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Melbourne.