Music and pleasure

  • Interviews,  Music & Emotion,  Music & Memory,  Music and pleasure

    Music for a Desert Island

    Hello Dear Reader, I am sometimes get asked when and where I like to listen to music in my personal life, given my professional interest in the subject. It may surprise you to hear that I almost never listen to music whilst commuting to work by train. If I am not working on my laptop (when I prefer silence) then I prefer podcasts. There can be times, on tough days, when I am drawn to music for emotional reasons, but in general I am put off by the low quality of my commuting headphones combined with the low resolution of music files on portable devices. ‘Tinny’ music feels like a…

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  • Music and pleasure,  Music Psychology

    Do I still like music?

    Hello Dear Reader, Here we are again, holiday times are coming!! This is my last day of working before I settle down to spend time with my beloved families. First, a traditional Spanish Christmas Eve celebration of food (my freezer is full of fish) followed by a very British Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Then my husband and I will be heading to Spain proper to revel in the dry and brighter weather for a few days while meeting my new nephew Daniel, born just 3 weeks ago. I can’t wait. In the meantime, here I sit in my office in Sheffield, updating all my work related websites and writing…