Clement Canonne

I’m a CNRS senior researcher and Head of the « Analysis of Musical Practices » team at Ircam.

My research has been mainly focused on collective improvisation, bringing perspectives from ethnography and experimental psychology to understand the musicians' cognitive and interactional processes, and, more generally, shed new light on joint action and social cognition. I'm also interested in the philosophy of music and in the empirical approaches of aesthetic issues. Current and future research topics include desynchronization, musical humor, sonic games, auditory attention, and empirical aesthetics. 

A CD dedicated to Florent Schmitt, including three previously unreleased piano cycles, will be released on Urborigène Records in 2024.

See the French version of this page for a complete list of publications.

Most papers are also available here or here.

Email : Clement.Canonne (at)