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
*Please note, registration is from 9:30am in Christodoulou Meeting Room 1. The conference will start at 10am and a revised timetable will be made available upon arrival.
Following on from our inaugural conference in 2015, the Listening Experience Database project team is pleased to announce that registration is open for the second project conference.
The Listening Experience Database (LED) Project www.open.ac.uk/Arts/LED is detecting evidence of personal experiences of listening to music, and gathering them in a database with the aim of establishing an evidential base for the exploration of the way music has impacted on people in the past.
The impact of music on individuals has been studied in different ways by psychologists, anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, social scientists, social and cultural historians and musicologists, and this conference aims to bring together several of these perspectives and methodologies.
Our keynote speakers are Professor Stephanie Pitts and Professor Dave Russell.
To register, please go to: Eventbrite
The early-bird registration fees are as follows:
The early-bird day rate is £25 (£20 concessions for students, unwaged, retired), to include tea/coffee and lunch.
The early-bird full conference rate is £45 (£40 concessions for students, unwaged, retired), to include tea/coffee and lunch.
After 31 January 2018, the registration fees will be increased to:
£30 full day rate, £25 reduced
£55 full conference rate, £45 reduced
The Tuesday evening conference meal is included in the fee – please email FASS-ACEM-Music@open.ac.uk to request the vegetarian option, and with any other dietary requirements.
Please feel free to address any queries to the conference organisers, Helen Barlow and Simon Brown, at FASSfirstname.lastname@example.org
If you require accommodation on the nights of 5 and/or 6 March, we have reserved a number of rooms at the Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre http://kentshillpark.com/ where we will also be holding the conference dinner. Kents Hill Park is a 15-minute walk from the OU, and just a couple of minutes by car.
The rate is £77 bed and breakfast per person per night.
To book, you will need to telephone Kents Hill Park +44(0)1908 358000, quoting code 99521. If you have any difficulties with this, email us at FASSemail@example.com
Kents Hill Park will hold the reserved rooms for us until 3 February, after which they will be released for general booking.
Milton Keynes also has a large number of hotels, and these can be searched via the usual booking sites, so you shouldn’t have any difficulty finding accommodation. If you’re not coming by car, the closest is the Hilton Timbold Drive (roughly a 15-minute walk, and close to Kents Hill Park).