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Mitchell Library

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The hidden listeners: uncovering the historical evidence for the experience of music

How, where and why have people listened to music in the past? What did the experience mean to them? And where is the evidence found? This study day will consider some of the contexts in which people listened to music and look at some of the sources where their experiences are recorded. It is presented by the Listening Experience Database project, a collaboration between The Open University, Glasgow University and the Royal College of Music, which is gathering historical evidence of people’s listening experiences and their responses to music.

11.00-11.30 Registration

11.30-12.15 ‘How did past audiences listen to music?’ (David Rowland)

12.15-12.45 ‘Music on the Western Front’ (Helen Barlow)

12.45-1.30 Lunch (a sandwich lunch is provided)

1.30-2.00 ‘Americanism: real and imagined’ (Trevor Herbert)

2.00-2.30 ‘19th-century Glaswegians listening to music’ (Elaine Moohan)


Picture credit: Street musicians, May 1989, New Orleans. Photographed by Brenda Anderson. Photo: Brenda Anderson.

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