Conference and seminar presentations


Invited talks


  • RITMO Thematic Workshop: Affect (organised by University of Oslo, online seminar 14 October 2020) "4E/Enactivist view on affect"

  • ACMESOCS Kick Off Seminar (organised by University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu 25 October 2019) "Ihana ja vihattava taustamusiikki: musiikkipsykologinen näkökulma taustamusiikkitutkimukseen" [Music that we love and hate: psychological perspective on background music studies]

  • Interdisciplinary seminar on Death and Music (organised by Finnish Death Studies Association, in Helsinki 30 October 2017) "Surumusiikin kokemisen kulttuuriset kytkökset" [Cultural connections of experiences relating to music and grieving]

  • "The Disgust Seminar" (organised by Finnish Society for Aesthetics & MACS Researchers' Association, in Jyväskylä 11 April 2017) Invited discussant in a panel session on disgust.

  • Annual gathering (organised by Finnish Music Therapy Association, in Jyväskylä 16 April 2016) "Musiikin monet surut – kuulijoiden kokemuksia musiikin herättämistä tunteista" [Many shades of sadness – listeners' experiences of emotions evoked by music]


Presentations in international events


  • CIM19 - Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology: "Embodiment in Music" 2019. (Graz, Austria) "When disgusting music penetrates into my body: Embodied, affective experiences of listening to unpleasant music."

  • Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities 2018. (Canterbury, UK) “Affective realm of musical affordances."

  • Art, Mind & Experience – Symposium by the Science of Mind & Art Network 2017. (Jyväskylä, Finland) “Dispositions for experiencing music together” (speed poster presentation & poster session)

  • XXIV. Conference of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics 2016 (Vienna, Austria) “Aesthetic qualities of the memorable experiences of listening to sad music are predominantly related to beauty.”

  • 2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness 2015 (Oxford, UK) “Between my feeling and yours: Exposing self-selected sad music to a group.”

  • Ninth Triennial Conference of the 
European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music 2015 (Manchester, UK) “Grief, melancholia, and sweet sorrow: Typology of music-related sadness.”

  • 13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition 2014 (Seoul, South Korea) “Why listen to sad music? Exploring the underlying reasons.”

  • 3rd International Conference on Music and Emotion 2013 (Jyväskylä, Finland) “Embodiment and Verbalisation. Metaphor Analysis in Investigating Experiences of Listening to Sad Music.”; “Cultural Norms Shape the Structure of Affects Represented and Induced by Music: Two Surveys in Finland” (speed poster presentation & poster session)


Presentations in Finnish events


  • The annual symposium for music scholars in Finland 2022 (Jyväskylä, Finland) Oral presentation: ”Nobody cares, but I did it anyway”– Embodied, emotional experiences relating to creative process of writing a new song

  • The annual symposium for music scholars in Finland 2019 (Helsinki, Finland) Oral presentation: "Musiikin psykologis-funktionaalinen ideologia ja ihmisten kuuntelukäyttäytyminen: huomioita musiikin kuuntelua koskevista empiirisistä tutkimuksista". ["The music-related psychological/functional ideology and the ways people listen to music: empirical remarks about the music listening habits"]

  • Peda-forum 2018 (Turku, Finland) Oral presentation: "Työelämäläheisyys humanistisen alan koulutuksessa: käytännön kokemuksia työelämäopintojen sulauttamisesta opetussuunnitelmaan". ["Work life relevance in educating students within humanities: practical examples of how to include work life studies into curriculum"].

  • Jyväskylä Symposium on Emotions 2017 (Jyväskylä, Finland) Oral presentation: "Studying the intersubjectivity of musical emotions".

  • The annual symposium for music scholars in Finland 2014 (Seinäjoki, Finland) Oral presentation: ”Surullisen musiikin kuuntelukokemuksia: Keholliset ja tilaan liittyvät metaforat kuulijoiden narratiiveissa." [“Experiences of listening to sad music: Embodied and spatial metaphors within the narratives of the listeners”].

  • The annual symposium for music scholars in Finland 2012 (Jyväskylä, Finland) Oral presentation: ”Suomalaisten käyttämät tunnesanat musiikin esittämien ja herättämien emootioiden kuvaamisessa.” [“Finnish emotion terms for describing emotions expressed and induced by music”]