Contributor Newsletter 6

Technical update

If you’ve been into the website in the last couple of days, you’ll have noticed that it’s had a make-over. Or rather, it’s in the process of having a makeover. The homepage is largely done – there are just one or two tweaks which Alessandro will make when he’s back from giving his LED demo at the International Semantic Web Conference.


Contributor Newsletter 5

Welcome to the latest newsletter from The Listening Experience Database

Publication of LED Linked Open Data

We're excited to announce that our colleagues at the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University have just published all the data held in the Listening Experience Database.


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.


Sex and the single listener: adventures at the Edinburgh Festival

“If music be the food of love, play on...”. Ever since the first actor to play Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night lounged on stage and addressed these lines to the in-house lutenist, the connect between musical performance and the erotic system has been well recognized. Orsino is comically deluded, his devotion to the sable-clad local beauty Lady Olivia as exaggerated and obsessive as her grief for a deceased brother. Yet most of us, at one time or another, have employed the seductions of music, live or recorded, to elicit the favour - even the love - of a desired person.

A HIDDEN TREASURE by Tania Lisboa & Ivan Hewett

Here at LED we’re used to gleaning our ‘musical experiences’ in modest numbers, wherever we can find them; a diary entry here, a letter there. However one recently discovered source promises to yield ‘experiences’ in fairly big numbers. This is the Great Diary Project, now housed at the Bishopsgate Institute.

Contributor Newsletter 3

1,000 entries!
We have reached a small milestone by breaking the 1,000 submissions barrier! There’s a bit of work yet to do to approve them all and get them into the database, but well done and thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far. We say a small milestone, because our target by the end of 2015 is ten times that – time to press on with the next 1,000!



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