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 AHRC-funded Listening Experience Database (LED) Project ( 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

The LED project is focusing 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?