Centre for Performance Science

Interviews with the Musicians

The following interviews were recorded as a supplement to the programme. 

Jane Lindsay

RCM Postgraduate cellist Jane Lindsay discusses her expectations and perceptions of the simulator, interacting with the simulated audience (1:22), pre-performance nerves (2:22), states of optimum performance (3:04), the simulator as a tool to manage performance anxiety (3:55), preparing for performances (4:25), the simulation of the performance environment (5:21), similarities and differences between musical and surgical performance (6:09) and listening to recordings of pieces she performs (6:59).

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George Ross

RCM Undergraduate cellist George Ross discusses warming-up before the performance, enjoyment of performance (0:35), his perceptions during the simulated performance (1:03), interacting with the simulated audience and audiences in general (1:46), concentration (2:46), walking out onto the simulator stage and practising performance (3:26), overcoming the fears of performance (4:17), states of optimum performance (4:47), the simulator and performing in the zone (5:21), the simulator as a tool for preparing for performances (6:13), listening to recordings of pieces he performs (7:23), the day before a performance (8:00) and similarities and differences between musical and surgical performance (8:44).

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Linden Ralph

RCM Junior Department cellist Linden Ralph discusses his perceptions and experiences of the simulator, communicating with the ensemble (0:32), interacting with the simulated audience (0:44), states of optimum performance (1:03), the simulator as a tool for preparing for performances (1:37), the simulation of the performance environment (2:34), similarities and differences between musical and surgical performance (2:57) and listening to recordings of pieces he performs (3:36).

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