Bridging Musical Knowledge explores the different ways
that people communicate and share their experiences of music
Musical knowledge can range from the things we feel, apprehend,
discover, remember and discuss about music in our everyday lives
To the ways that music is researched and then communicated
by fan groups, bloggers, radio presenters, local historians,
music journalists, critics, university scholars and many others.
What does musical knowledge mean for you?
Musical knowledge can range from the things we feel, apprehend, discover, remember
and discuss about music in our everyday lives - whether by ourselves, with family, or with friends -
to the ways that music is researched and communicated by different individuals, groups and institutions.
We want to know what musical knowledge means for you - whether it is a personal or social experience,
something that is communicated in everyday life, or something more formal.
What is the BMK project?
Bridging Musical Knowledge is a new project, based at Dublin City University (DCU)
that explores the different ways people communicate and share their experiences,
memories, perceptions and understanding of music. We are interested in all kinds of musical
knowledge, their place in society and culture, and the potential to bring together or bridge
these different ways of ‘knowing’ music.
Although the project will be carried out primarily online (and especially now during Covid-19), each phase will be organized
around a specific location. This first phase is based in Belfast, with further phases
planned to take place later in other mid-sized or large cities across the globe.
What will my participation lead to?
Findings from the survey and forum will lead to an initial article on different kinds of musical knowledge, published on this website.
It will also inform subsequent phases of the BMK project - more information can be found here
There are three stages to the Belfast project: 1. An online survey 2. An online forum discussion group
3. Videos and stories of different musical knowledge experiences
Stories of musical knowledge
From time to time we will add invited stories about experiences and interpretations
of musical knowledge from participants
The first two stories come from John, the BMK project lead and Donal, the BMK postdoc researcher