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Alexander P. Demos

Alexander P. Demos

Post Doctoral Fellow, McGill University

Biography

Alexander completed his PhD with Dr. Roger Chaffin in 2013 and is now a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Caroline Palmer and Dr. Marcelo Wanderley at McGill University. His current research includes the synchronization between musicians and the movements of the performer. Alex is an amateur violinist.

Education

B.A. New York University, 2003
Major: Psychology. Minors: Biology & Chemistry
M.A. New York University, 2006
Psychology
Thesis: The Perception of Music in Real-Time: An Evaluation of Expert Musicians’ Listening Strategies
Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 2013
Cognitive Psychology
Dissertation: The Perception of Movement through Musical Sound: Towards a Dynamical Systems Theory of Music Performance

Contact Information

Alexander.Demos@gmail.com

 

Peer Reviewed Articles

Demos, A. P., Chaffin, R., Begosh, K. T., Daniels, J. R., & Marsh, K. L. (2012). Rocking to the Beat: Effects of Music and Partner’s Movements on Spontaneous Interpersonal Coordination. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141(1), 49-53.

Ginsborg, J., Chaffin, R., & Demos, A.P.  (in press). Preparation and spontaneity in performance: Effects on subsequent recall. Journal of International Music Studies.

Published Conference Proceedings

Chaffin, C., Gerlin, C., Demos, A., & Melms, A. (2013). Theory and practice: A case study of how Schenkerian analysis shaped the learning of Chopin’s Barcarolle. In by A. Williamon, D. Edwards, & W. Goebl (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2013. Brussels, Belgium. European Association of Conservatoires.

Ginsborg, J., Chaffin, C., Demos, A., & Nicholson, G. (2013). Reconstructing Schoenberg: Rehearsing and performing together. In by A. Williamon, D. Edwards, & W. Goebl (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2013. Brussels, Belgium. European Association of Conservatoires.

Lisboa, T., Chaffin, C., Demos, A., & Gerlin, C. (2013). Flexibility in the use of shared and individual performance cues in duo performance. In by A. Williamon, D. Edwards, & W. Goebl (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2013. Brussels, Belgium. European Association of Conservatoires.

Lisboa, T., Chaffin, C., & Demos, A. (2013). Recording thoughts as an aid to memorization: A case study. In by A. Williamon, D. Edwards, & W. Goebl (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2013. Brussels, Belgium. European Association of Conservatoires.

Shaw, A., Demos, A, Arthur, D, & Magnuson, J. (2011). Individual Differences and Lexical Learning: Links to memory for faces, things, and words. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3343-3348). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Demos, A.P., Frank, T., &  Chaffin,R. (2011).Understanding movement during performance: A recurrence quantization approach. In by A. Williamon, D. Edwards, &  L. Bartel (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2011. Utrecht, The Netherlands. European Association of Conservatoires.

Demos, A.P., Chaffin, R. & Marsh, K.L. (2010). Spontaneous vs intentional entrainment to a musical beat. Proceedings of the 11th International Society for Music Perception and Cognition. Adelaide, Australia: Casual Productions.

Chaffin, R., Demos, A., & Crawford, M. (2009). The PC-survey: How does the use of performance cues vary across musicians, instruments, musical styles, and performances? In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2009 (pp. 57-62).  Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires.

Chaffin, R., Demos, A., & Crawford, M. (2009). Sources of variation in musicians’ use of performance cues. Sources of variation in musicians’ use of performance cues. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Music Communication Science (pp. 109 – 112). University of Western Sydney: HCSNet

Aiello, R., Aaronson, D., & Demos, A.P. (2006). Individual Differences in Music Perception. In: M. Baroni, A. R. Addessi, R. Caterina, M. Costa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition (pp.1226-1232). Bologna, Italy.

Aiello, R., Aaronson, D., & Demos, A.P. (2004). Musicians’ Perceptions of Musical Boundaries. In S.D. Lipscomb, R. Ashley, R.O. Gjerdingen, & Webser (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Society for Music Perception and Cognition (pp.681-685). Adelaide, Australia: Casual Productions.

Aiello, R., Aaronson, D., & Demos, A.P. (2003). What is Salient When You Listen? An evaluation of Musicians’ Responses.In Proceedings of Society for Music Perception and Cognition 2003. Nevada USA.

Conference Presentations and Posters

Demos, A.P, Chaffin, R., & Marsh, K.L. (2012, November).Self-Organization of Spontaneous Synchronization while “Maraca-ing”.Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Chaffin,R., Demos, A.P., Kant, V., &  Lisboa, T. (2012, November). “It’s Different Every Time”: Stability of Expressive Timing in Repeated Music Performance. Paper presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Shaw, A., Demos, A.P, Arthur, D., & Magnuson, J.S. (2012, November). Individual Differences in Lexical Quality of Newly Learned Words. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Marsh, K.L., Demos, A.P, Chaffin, R. (2012, June). Moving to the Beat: Spontaneous and Intentional Coordination while Maraca-ing. European Workshop on Ecological Psychology (EWEP), Madrid, Spain.

Ginsborg, J., Chaffin, R. & Demos, A. P. (2011, September). Preparation and spontaneity in performance: Effects on subsequent recall. Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM11), Glasgow, Scotland.

Demos, A.P., Frank, T., & Logan, T. (2011, August).Movement during Performance: A Hunt for Musical Structure in Postural Sway. Poster presented at the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), Rochester, NY.

Demos, A.P., Chaffin, R. & Marsh, K.L. (2010, May). Differences between spontaneous and intentional entrainment to a musical beat. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Boston MA.

Demos, A.P., Chaffin, R., Lewis, A., Begosh, K.T., Daniels, J., Marsh, K.(2009, August). Rocking in Synch: Effects of music on interpersonal coordination. Poster presented at the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), Indianapolis.

Demos, A. P., Chaffin, R. (2009, August). A Software Tool for Studying Music Practice: SYMP (Study Your Music Practice). Poster presented at the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), Jyväskylä, Finland.

Demos, A.P., Aaronson, D. & Aiello, R. (2008, July). Musicians’ cognitive processing strategies. Presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Psychology, Athens, Greece.

Aaronson, D., Demos, A., & Aiello, R. (2007, March). Cognitive Processing Strategies for Music and Language: Some Individual Differences. Poster session at the Eastern Psychological Association. Demos, A.P. (2005, November).Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses of Music Listening Strategies. Presentation at NYC 17th Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research, New York, NY.

Demos, A.P. (2005, April). Transitioning from Paper- to Web-Based Surveys. Poster presented at the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Research Conference, New York, NY.

Demos, A.P. (2004, April). Musicians’ Strategies for Perceiving Music. Poster presented at the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Research Conference, New York, NY.

Articles Published without Peer Review

Chaffin, R., & Demos, A.P. (2012). Review of ‘Psychology of music: From sound to significance’. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 22(1), 55-56.

Roth, J., Somma, R., Greenberg, S. & Demos, A. (2006). Developing and Implementing a Certification Program to Drive Change in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Pharmaceutical Engineering, May/June 2006.