18. November 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Read Online

Drive me nuts! A trio of musicians. Two listeners. And it’s a “study”?

A collaboration of researchers from Imperial College London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama examined the electrical signals in the brains of musicians and listeners.

Although improvisation is not commonly associated with classical music, the new study suggests that introducing elements of improvisation into classical concerts could increase audience engagement.

The team hope that this work will go some way to helping classical music fight against declining audiences. They suggest that by incorporating improvisation into classical musical concerts, musicians will create a unique event that will be both engaging and captivating.

RTWT

Hmmm. Maybe if we make more mistakes that would also cause listeners to be more engaged.

Think about it.

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