SoundRunner investigates the influence and benefit of real-time music and sound making, in addition to music listening, on performance and experience in endurance sport (in particular, running).

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The creation of sound and music as a direct consequence of physical effort, decision making and performance outcomes is explored as a dynamic aural environment that not only provides meaningful feedback and insight on performance indicators of a runner's experience, but also investigates specific attributes of sound and music and their influences upon human physiology and psychology in a sport context.

The project is a collaboration between Professor David Berezan, a creative practice-based researcher in electroacoustic music composition at the University of Manchester and Professor Costas Karageorghis, a researcher in sports science and psychology at Brunel University.

Principal Investigator: Professor David Berezan
Funding body: European Union Creative Europe Programme (European Art–Science–Technology Network for Digital Creativity)
Project dates: September 2017 to August 2021