The Listening Experience Database Project Symposium 2014

LED-logoThe Listening Experience Database Project Symposium 2014

Thursday 20th November 2014
Time: 10:00am – 16:30pm
Venue: Parry Rooms, Royal College of Music, London, UK

The keynote speaker will be Professor Andrew Prescott, AHRC Leadership Fellow in Digital Transformations.

The LED (Listening Experience Database) Project is a collaboration between The Open University and the Royal College of Music which focuses on the building and interrogation of a large database of personal listening experiences, on the premise that a mass of data about the unsolicited observations and feelings of ordinary listeners provides the basis for new approaches and fields of musical inquiry.

November 2014 sees us approaching the end of year two of the project, and the symposium is an opportunity for us to reflect on progress and open up our research questions and interests to a wider audience.

Please see below for the detailed programme. To register, go to:

The registration fee is £12 (£9 concessions for students, unwaged, retired), to include lunch – please email to advise us of any special dietary requirements.

The deadline for registrations is midnight on Sunday 2 November 2014.

For directions to the Royal College of Music, go to
Please feel free to address any queries to the symposium organizers, Dr Helen Barlow and Simon Brown, at


  • 10.00 – Registration. Tea/coffee
  • 10.30 – Welcome and update on the current status of the database
    Professor David Rowland, Dr Helen Barlow, Simon Brown
  • 10.45 – Supporting crowd-sourced listening experiences with Web Data technologies
    Dr Mathieu d’Aquin, Dr Alessandro Adamou (The Open University)
  • 11.15 – Keynote lecture: Digital transformations
    Professor Andrew Prescott (AHRC Leadership Fellow in Digital Transformations)
  • 12.00 – Round table: Digital humanities – applications and directions
    Chaired by Professor Trevor Herbert (The Open University)
  • 12.45 – Lunch
  • 1.30 – Listening constraints in the English provinces c.1750-1800
    Professor David Rowland (The Open University)
  • 2.00 – Performers listening to performers
    Dr Ingrid Pearson and Dr Tania Lisboa (Royal College of Music)
  • 2.30 – Hearing and listening: sentient audiences and objective form
    Professor Robert Fraser (The Open University)
  • 3.00 – Tea/coffee
  • 3.20 – Experiencing by proxy: the mediated listening experience
    Ivan Hewett (Royal College of Music)
  • 3.50 – ‘In a pure and unadulterated style’: Celtic Renaissance responses to the music of Wales
    Dr Helen Barlow (The Open University)
  • 4.20 – Closing comments
    Professor David Rowland
  • 4.30 – Finish

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