Collaborate project spotlight
Find out more about the research project between Manchester Camerata and Dr Michelle Phillips, senior lecturer for the Royal Northern College of Music
Music and mind
Manchester Camerata with Dr Michelle Phillips, senior lecturer for the Royal Northern College of Music
Music and mind: how listeners respond neurologically, behaviourally and physiologically to different music listening experiences
This project served as the pilot project for Collaborate, a fund that supports research collaborations between the cultural sector and academic researchers.
The fund helps build innovative new partnerships between cultural sector practitioners and academics to explore under-explored questions around cultural value.
What is the project exploring?
Manchester Camerata and the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) are exploring how listeners respond neurologically, behaviourally and physiologically to different music listening experiences. The project is also investigating whether responses differ between live and recorded performances, an increasing area of interest by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Michelle Phillips has a background in music psychology and is interested in how audiences perceive time when responding to music. You can find out more about her experience of working with Manchester Camerata in the short video.
Launched in 2021, this project is trialling an innovative methodology where three different measures are being used to collect data on the audience’s response to music. You can find out more about the methodologies in the blog announcement for the project below.
Project learning and findings