intention / reception study

De Montfort University (DMU), working closely with all partners, started from its prior experience in research in order to provide audience-based data to demonstrate appreciation and accessibility based on a number of Interfaces initiatives, namely those related to electroacoustic music/sonic art/sound art. DMU has a successful track record in over six countries globally regarding research focusing on the accessibility of electroacoustic music including a specific focus on triangulating composers’ intentions with listeners’ reception of innovative forms of sound organisation.

A bespoke approach for Interfaces’ international cultural actions was created in order to gain audience and workshop participant feedback supporting the project’s vision with data regarding both reception and appreciation.

The goal was to ascertain workshop participants desire to continue hearing the types of music presented and making such music in the future. The data received was, as expected, enormously positive.

 Responses from students asked wheather they would like to listen to sound-based compositions again: 

"Yes, because listening to different sounds helps you and can give you more ideas"
(student 11 years old)

"Yes, because I believe these sounds really create something unique"
(student 5 years old)


Data Collection Methods
Intention-Reception Questionnaire (Short)
Intention-Reception Questionnaire (Revised)

Intention-Reception Data Set

organised by:
De Montfort University