Saturday, April 19, 2008

Chilly music

Henkjan Honing has an interesting survey up on his blog, a continuation of a survey he conducted at an EU conference in Paris. The very short survey asks:
Think of a fragment of music that is very dear to you. Is there a specific moment in the music that, e.g., gives you the shivers or goose bums, makes you cry, or is musically very special to you?

The purpose of this question is to see if current online listening communities (, Pandora, etc.) can be expanded or imitated to create

virtual listening spaces that will allow participants to share their listening experiences (LISTEN), make other listeners enthusiastic for a certain musical fragment (LURE), and mark a specific location in an actual recording (LOCATE) - a specific point in the music where a particular listener experienced something special or that s/he considers musically striking or intriguing.

Go take Henkjan's survey, and read the rest of his post.

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