The Listening Experience Database Project (LED) is gathering records of people’s experiences of listening to music of all kinds, from any culture or period: what they were listening to, where and when, and the effect it had on them. It is a collaboration between the Open University and the Royal College of Music, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Project leader Professor David Rowland of the Open University is joined by project team colleagues Ivan Hewett (Chief Music Critic of the Daily Telegraph) and Simon Brown (LED Research Associate), both from the Royal College of Music – to discuss the nature and aims of the project, what it has already uncovered about people’s encounters with music in their everyday lives, and how it will capture the everyday listening experiences that the critics miss. They will illustrate their discussion with examples ranging from eighteenth-century letters to social media.

Find out more about the project here


Pittville Pump Room, Oval Room

Pittville Pump Room is an elegant Grade 1 listed Regency building and perhaps the most famous example of Regency architecture in Cheltenham. Standing in regal splendour at one end of Pittville Park, the Pump Room is a monument to more than 100 years of fame that Cheltenham enjoyed as a Spa town.

The Festival’s morning recitals at the Pump Room are its continuing glory.

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