Musicians and music lovers are hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. After all, music needs community, but social distancing measures prevent rehearsals and concerts, cutting musicians off from their audience. In many places, musicians are now coming up with creative ways to close this gap, especially via the Internet. Music thus creates new, virtual communities, which is an exciting phenomenon for musicology. To study this further, Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, has launched an survey together with colleagues from five other European countries. In this interview, she talks about the goals and the idea behind it.
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Giorgio Bertini does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from these papers, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
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