Posts Tagged ‘experiment’

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  • Upcoming Concert: Halo Ballet Première – 24 Oct 2010 – Toronto
  • Upcoming Concert: Hockey Story – 20 Jan 2011 – San Diego
  • Oksana G. Opera Development Workshop
  • Results of Experiment: Can I Avoid Choosing the Music I Listen to?
  • Help Me Help You: Collaborative Audience Building


In a previous post, I discussed the difference in our reactions to music when we choose it (active selection) versus when someone else chooses it for us (passive selection). I claimed that the endless choice we experience thanks to Internet technology was making it harder to enjoy passive musical selection.

Upon further reflection, however, I see that I am actually making less active music choices nowadays than I used to, and technology is part of the reason why. So I’ve decided to conduct an experiment: How long can I avoid making active listening choices, and what will that do to the way I hear music? (more…)