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“Listening Experience Database One-Day Conference: Digital Methodologies For Understanding Musical Experience”

21 November 2018, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK



The LED project is pleased to announce a conference entitled ‘Digital Methodologies for Understanding Musical Experience’ to be held on 21 November at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Our speakers include Jane Winters, David de Roure and Tim Crawford.

The AHRC-funded Listening Experience Database (LED) Project (https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/) is collating people’s private experiences of listening to music. Exploring a wide variety of sources, the project has collected over 10,000 unique experiences into its database. This data is open for consumption by software applications and by people, and it is published using the open standards of Linked Data, such as RDF for representation and SPARQL for querying (available at https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/linkeddata/).

The LED project is focussing on approaches to generating new and innovative methods of visualising the data within the LED database, and the event will include presentations on several aspects of innovative approaches of exploring musical data at scale, and the supporting infrastructures this research requires: can music accomplish the levels of access and ease of discovery and retrieval which can be taken for granted in text-based digital disciplines? What are the collaborations and developments that are required to foster this?



09.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.15 Welcome and introduction to LED and open data for music research
Prof. Lorna Hughes, University of Glasgow

10.15-11.15 Opening keynote: Working with born digital archives for humanities research – a new challenge
Prof. Jane Winters, School of Advanced Study, University of London

11.15-11.30 Tea/coffee

11.30-12.00 Supporting the discovery of listening experiences
Dr Enrico Daga, KMi, The Open University

12.00-13.00 Transforming musicology: experiences and reflections
Prof. David de Roure, University of Oxford

13.00-13.45 Lunch

13.45-14.15 The digital afterlife: the legacy of digital projects
Dr Tim Duguid, University of Glasgow

14.15-14.45 Playing with LED data: topic modelling, sentiment analysis, and visualisations
Dr Luca Guariento, University of Glasgow

14.45-15.45 The impossible takes a little longer, or, Dreams of full-text music searching
Prof. Tim Crawford, Goldsmiths

15.45-16.30 Tea, coffee and Closing Session


Room G11, Ground Floor,
Senate House (South Block)
Malet Street,
School of Advanced Study,
University of London, UK

The nearest London Underground Stations are Russell Square (on the Piccadilly line), Goodge Street (on the Northern line), Euston (Victoria/Northern), and Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Circle, and District lines). The nearest overland railway station is Euston, with King’s Cross and St.Pancras also close by.

Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//51.5208923,-0.1285418/@51.520892,-0.128542,16z?hl=en-US 



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