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‘Listening Experience’, The Journal of the British Universities Film and Video Council, Vol 95, pp. 6-7.

Simon Brown has had an article describing the project published in the British Universities Film & Video Council’s journal, Viewfinder, available at http://bufvc.ac.uk/articles/the-listening-experience

Abstract: In his speech, ‘On Receiving the First Aspen Award’, Benjamin Britten described ‘true musical experience’ as a ‘holy triangle of composer, performer and listener’. When we think of this concept, we usually consider it to be three equal sides of a triangle, with all three participants in the musical experience being equal partners. However, when we consider the written history of music, things are anything but equal; you only need to visit the library or retrieve a quick Internet search to reveal the vast amounts of information on composers and performers. These are the people we celebrate, whose names enter the imaginary museum of musical works. For most people, they are the focus of our attention, but what about the listeners? If we accept Britten’s idea that the listener is an intrinsic and vital part of the experience – how can we hope to understand the history of music if we’re only getting two thirds of the story? This short paper attempts to explain the purpose and methodology behind the Listening Experience Database project.

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From the Band of Musick to the Concert Party: Musical Entertainment in the British Army, c. 1780–1918.

Helen Barlow gave a paper at the Research Center for Music Iconography conference ‘Sounds of War and Victories’ at City University New York on 11 November. Entitled ‘From the band of musick to the concert party, c. 1780-1918: the changing role of musical entertainment in the British army’, the paper will be published in the 2016 edition of the journal Music in Art.

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LED: curated and crowdsourced Linked Data on Music Listening Experiences

On 21 October 2014, Alessandro Adamou gave a LED demo at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014), Riva del Garda, Italy. This has been published in the conference proceedings at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1272/paper_74.pdf as A. Adamou, M. D’Aquin, H. Barlow, S. Brown, (2014), ‘LED: curated and crowdsourced Linked Data on Music Listening Experiences’.

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Building listening experience Linked Data through crowd-sourcing and reuse of library data

S. Brown, A. Adamou, H. Barlow, M. D’Aquin, ‘Building listening experience Linked Data through crowd-sourcing and reuse of library data’, 1st International Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop (DLfM 2014), ACM/IEEE Digital Libraries conference, City University, London, 12 September 2014.
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The military and provincial music in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries

Trevor Herbert gave a paper on ‘The military and provincial music in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries’ at the RMA and Leeds University Centre for English Music Study Day ‘Amateur Music-Making in the British Provinces’ at University of Leeds, School of Music, on 18 June 2014

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‘Drove Mrs Bell-Martin to hear the Band’: sources for experiences of listening to music in the long nineteenth century

Helen Barlow gave a paper at the Ninth Biennial Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Cardiff University, 24-27 June 2013. Entitled ‘Drove Mrs Bell-Martin to hear the Band’: sources for experiences of listening to music in the long nineteenth century.

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