new music & audience development

"Researching the frontiers of contemporary classical music audiences."

In this survey, we research the morphological aspects of the contemporary classical concert audiences. How age, class, gender, education and musical expertise influence their cultural behaviour? How different kinds of musical events (including but not limited to 'concerts’) can provide different ways to attract new audiences? What are the main symbolic frontiers that still prevent or limit the diversification of contemporary classical music concert audiences?

IRCAM and Centre Pompidou in collaboration with Stéphane Dorin, Professor of Sociology at the University of Limoges lead a research project in order to work on questions having to do with audience building and attitudes on new music.

For the collection of data, a questionnaire was created and translated in 5 languages and was available both in online form and in pdf. The questionnaires were used throughout the Interfaces project by the partners of the network in order to measure qualitatively and quantitatively how audience building and audience attitudes to new music has evolved over the duration of the Interfaces Project. 

The final study was presented by Stéphane Dorin at the Final Interfaces Conference on 06.03.2020 at Onassis Stegi in Athens. 

The full research report is availlable HERE.

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