Author Archives: Helen Barlow

PhD Studentships in Music at the Open University

The Department of Music at the Open University invites applications for October 2020 entry to its PhD programme. Our research was rated 1st in the UK in the Guardian’s analysis of the last Research Excellence Framework, and 8th in the … Continue reading

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Listening Experience Database one-day conference: Digital methodologies for understanding musical experience

21 November 2018, 9.30-16.30 School of Advanced Study, University of London Speakers include Jane Winters, David de Roure and Tim Crawford. The event is free, but please register via Eventbrite, where you will find the full programme. The Music Department’s … Continue reading

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Jamaica – programme 5 in The Music of Time series

The latest episode in the six-part Open University/BBC World Service radio series The Music of Time will be broadcast on Saturday 3 February at 19.06. This latest programme is from Jamaica. Dr Carolyn Cooper from the University of West Indies … Continue reading

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More episodes from The Music of Time radio series

On Sunday 24th December and Saturday 6 January the third and fourth programmes in the OU/BBC six-part radio series The Music of Time will be broadcast on BBC World Service Radio. America’s Ottoman Diaspora Sun 24 Dec at 14:06 and Weds … Continue reading

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REGISTRATION OPEN!

The Listening Experience Database project conference 2018 The experience of listening to music: methodologies, identities, histories 6-7 March 2018, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK The Listening Experience Database project team is pleased to announce that registration is open for … Continue reading

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The Music of Time series continues

The BBC World Service series The Music of Time continues with its exploration of the interactions between music, identity and social change at key points in history. In this episode, Wyre Davies explores the collision between Chile’s Nueva Canción music … Continue reading

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Call for papers: The Listening Experience Database Project is holding its second conference

“The experience of listening to music: methodologies, identities, histories” 6-7 March 2018, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK Following on from our inaugural conference in 2015, the Listening Experience Database project team is pleased to announce the second project conference. … Continue reading

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New BBC radio series: The Music of Time

How does a melody, a certain arrangement or song seem to enforce or even create a sense of identity for people at a certain time and in a certain place? I’ve recently been involved with a fascinating new six-part BBC … Continue reading

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Listening Experience Database Project study day in Glasgow

The hidden listeners: uncovering the historical evidence for the experience of music 29 March 2017, 11.00-15.00 Blythswood Room, Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow Booking: https://hiddenlisteners.eventbrite.co.uk How, where and why have people listened to music in the past? What did the … Continue reading

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December Academic of the Month: Helen Barlow

I am the department’s Research Associate on the Listening Experience Database Project (LED) http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/ . The project is developing a freely accessible database of people’s experiences of listening to music, and the database is open to all kinds of music, … Continue reading

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