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 is the Bridging Musical Knowledge project?
Some kinds of musical knowledge lend themselves easily to words (music biographies, music theory etc.);
other kinds, such as those shared by communities or the knowledge that comes from our lived
experiences of ‘getting’ or appreciating music tend not be expressed so regularly. 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.
Bridging Musical Knowledge considers how people might engage with music of all shapes and styles, including:
Through local or online communities and networks;
As performers (amateur or professional) and other producers of music;
As individuals or in groups;
Informal (group transmission or self-acquired musical knowledge) or formal study of music;
Through spoken word, print, audio-visual, digital or other media;
In institutional and community settings, such as music/arts venues, local centres, training centres, colleges, and universities.
If you would like to get in touch with the project organisers please contact
Dr. John O'Flynn
Dr. Donal Fullam