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Experimental Concert Research: Measuring the concert experience

Dr Hauke Egermann and collaborators have secured a 1,300,000 EUR grant as part of an international research project "Experimental Concert Research" examining what constitutes a classical concert.

Under the leadership of Zeppelin University (Martin Tröndle, WÜRTH Chair of Cultural Production), the interdisciplinary project’s team is made up of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt am Main (Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann), the University of Bern in Switzerland (Wolfgang Tschacher), the University of York (Hauke Egermann) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen.

The researchers will be focusing on the format of the concert, and current developments in the music business - commonly referred to as 'experimental concert formats' - will become scientific experiments. The project is mainly supported by the Volkswagen Foundation, the Max Planck Society, and the WÜRTH Foundation. The Aventis Foundation supports the artistic part of the project.

Project run time: 2019-2021

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