Report: THATCamp

The British Library Labs team organised a THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, on Friday 13 February 2015, hosted in the British Library’s Conference Centre, London.
The day benefited from the excellent organisation, easily accessible location, with good facilities and lovely food, that the British Library team always provide and which makes everything else with the day go so well.

Listening to music: people, practices and experiences

The conference is held as part of the Listening Experience Database (LED) Project www.open.ac.uk/Arts/LED
The keynote speaker will be Professor Simon Frith.
How have people responded to listening to music in their everyday lives?
We have access to plenty of professional critical opinion, but what new insights are offered by an examination of the unsolicited observations and feelings of ordinary listeners – what can we learn about the effects of music, its cultural value and the manner of its consumption in a range of social, historical and geographical contexts?