Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician. His research focuses on why music makes us move, which he explores through empirical studies using different types of motion sensing technologies. He also uses the analytic knowledge and tools in the creation of new music, with both traditional and very untraditional instruments. As chair of the NIME steering committee, he is a leading figure in the international computer music community. From 2017 he co-directs RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, an interdisciplinary centre of excellence at the University of Oslo. As a member of the Young Academy of Norway and the EUA Open Science Committee, he is also involved in pushing for modernizing the way research is conceived and conducted.