Contributor Newsletter July 2017

Dear all,

Here's the latest newsletter from the Listening Experience Database project.

LED1 conference proceedings
The proceedings of last year’s conference ‘Listening to music: people, practices and experiences’ are due out this month in a freely accessible online format. They include papers on a wide range of perspectives on listening, from a number of the first LED project team as well as scholars from outside the project. We’ll let you know when they become available.


Contributor newsletter December 2016

Dear all,

Here's the latest newsletter from the Listening Experience Database project.

LED1 conference proceedings
Preparation of the proceedings of last year’s conference ‘Listening to music: people, practices and experiences’ continues to progress well. The chapters are now with a copy editor, and we are aiming for publication in a freely accessible online format around Easter 2017.

LED2 conference
The second project conference is planned for 2017/18, and we’ll have more information for you in the New Year.


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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A message from LED’s Principal Investigator, Prof. David Rowland

Dear all,

We are very nearly at the end of the first, funded stage of the Listening Experience Database project. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to it, especially the members of the Project Team, who have seen it through from its beginnings at the start of 2013 until now. A great deal has been achieved. We are not far short of our target 10,000 entries into the database – within the first couple of months of the new year we should achieve the total and we will probably exceed it, given the inputter and approval contracts that are lined up. We had an immensely successful conference, with participants from many parts of the world, following our two earlier symposia. The conference enabled us to make contact with several other scholars working in related areas and a new listening network site is being launched. We also have two volumes that will be published in 2016 using innovative open-access publishing processes. So the project has already made a significant impact on the study of listening.


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LED conference 24 and 25 October
The conference is fast approaching. You’ll find the programme on the website at , and the abstracts will go up on the website in the next week.

If you know of any OU or RCM postgraduates who plan to attend, we’re offering a limited number of bursaries (fee waiver only), so please encourage them to apply for one by emailing us at by 9 October (first come, first served).

Please also encourage anyone else you think would be interested in attending – registrations have been slow over the summer, so it would be great if you were able to round up more support. The deadline for the early-bird rate is 2 October, and the final deadline is 4pm on 16 October. Direct people to the LED website for details.


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With apologies for the gap since the last one, here is the latest newsletter.

LED conference

Registration is now open for our conference in October. The conference programme is full of interesting papers – take a look at it on the website at . We are waiting for one or two final abstracts, but these should also be available on the website soon. Please do come if you can – we would love to see you there. You can register for a single day or the whole weekend.


[UPDATED] Data entry update

Update: the mini-map is now able to render places extracted from text and trip start/end points.

A major site update was rolled out today. This revision mostly addresses features of the data entry form for registered contributors, and upgrades the data model of listening experience.

Below is the changelog of this update:

Data entry form - new features

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Technical update

An update is scheduled in the next couple of weeks. It will include numerous enhancements but the main difference that you are likely to see is on the entry form. Our colleagues at KMi have been working on improving the way search results appear when you begin to type information on the entry form. The improvements will return more detail so that it should be easier to determine which is the correct value to select. This will be applied to fields such as the source, music title, listener alternate name or surname, the location fields and listener nationality. Due to the format of the external dataset that we intend to draw on for the nationality, this will be renamed ‘Country of origin’. As always, we hope these improvements will help make the process smoother and more reliable but we always welcome your feedback. So, please get in touch if you have any observations (good or bad!).


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LED conference call for papers
As you know, the LED conference ‘Listening to music: people, practices and experiences, takes place at the RCM in October. You can read more about the conference and the Call for Papers on our website: . We've had a number of proposals for papers, but the deadline is now approaching fast! So if you would like to submit a proposal, please ensure that it reaches us before midnight on 12 April by emailing it to:



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