New articles in print

IMR/SPARC Fellow Michael Bonshor’s latest article is out in Psychology of Music, on the topic of  ‘Confidence and choral configuration: The affective impact of situational and acoustic factors in amateur choirs’ http://pom.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/06/0305735616669996.abstract?papetoc Stephanie Pitts has contributed to a new article in the International Journal of Music Education, the result of a fortuitous collaboration between Eli Hardcastle, …

Participations themed section on Knowledge Exchange

Stephanie Pitts is editing a themed special issue of Participations on the topic of ‘knowledge exchange’, exploring the potential and challenges of partnership working for academics, arts organisations and audiences. Proposals are due by Friday 23rd September: please read the full Call for Papers here – and pass it on to other …

Participations article

Congratulations to Sarah Price, whose article on bridging the gap between academic and commercial research with audiences appears in the latest issue of Participations – http://participations.org/Volume%2012/Issue%202/9.pdf  The editor of Participations, Martin Barker, invites readers to respond to Sarah’s article and to address the challenges of how to communicate across research …

Psychology of Music article

Stephanie’s latest article is available through open access, thanks to the AHRC funding for the Cultural Value project on which this paper reports: On the edge of their seats: Comparing first impressions and regular attendance in arts audiences, published in Psychology of Music, http://pom.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/11/18/0305735615615420.abstract?papetoc  The paper considers the live arts …

BCMG project report now available

Our collaboration with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and partner organisations across Birmingham has come to the end of its first funded phase.  You can read our project report here, which includes interesting observations on people’s routes into contemporary art, and the factors that help create welcoming conditions for engaging with new …

Coming soon to a bookshop near you…

Just heard from Ashgate that ‘Coughing and Clapping’, the new book on audience experience that Stephanie has edited with Karen Burland has gone to print and will be in all good bookshops (well, really specialist and/or internet-based bookshops) in November!  See link on Ashgate website for more info: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409469810

Coughing and Clapping first proofs

Currently reading first proofs for the forthcoming edited book, Coughing and Clapping: Investigating Audience Experience, with Karen Burland. Lots of exciting chapters, on everything from the architecture of performing venues (Robert Kronenburg) to the benefits of post-performance conversations with audiences (Melissa Dobson and John Sloboda), fulfilling our aim of providing an …