Welcome to The Listening Experience Database

This is an open and freely searchable database that brings together a mass of data about people’s experiences of listening to music of all kinds, in any historical period and any culture.

There are currently 8227 listening experiences from 1321 locations in the database, with 1427 more experiences awaiting approval. Help us to add more.

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Contributor Newsletter July 2016

LED phase 2
It’s a while since we’ve sent a newsletter round, but for those of you who don’t already know, we’re delighted to say that we did indeed get a second grant (for a period of a further three years), and work has now started on the second phase of LED.

The new project takes a more specific historical and cultural focus: its title is ‘Listening and British cultures: listeners’ responses to music in Britain, c. 1700-2018’. However, LED itself is still open to listening experiences from any period, culture, musical genre or country, so please don’t feel that you have to limit your contributions to the scope of the new project. That said, we are also keen to be pointed in the direction of sources and collections that may be particularly relevant to our British focus.

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