The Music Listening Project Podcast
The Music Listening Project comprises a series of podcasts, devised and hosted by the EPO’s concertmaster, Mark Whale. In each podcast Mark listens to, and reflects upon, works the orchestra has scheduled, as well as a broader selection of works. A regular guest on the podcast is the EPO’s conductor, Matthew Jones, who helps to deepen awareness of what is going on in the music as it unfolds.
The Music Listening Project Podcasts were originally created as part of a research project conducted in 2018/2019, supported by Humber College, that involved listening closely to music – a mode of listening labeled for the project: “attentive listening.”
Further research is planned, focusing on the following research question: To what extent are listeners from diverse ethnic backgrounds, with little to no experience of classical music, able to experience meaningful connections to western symphonic music?
Meanwhile, the podcasts will continue for each performance and are available on the EPO website and on iTunes.