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Musicians wanted! Performers required for innovative research project

Hi! I’m Iain Laird, a PhD candidate here at the Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art. I am looking for experienced musicians (Grade 8 ABRSM or similar) to take part in an innovative research project that will hopefully result in new technologies for musical performance preparation and practice.

Do you play the Violin, Viola, Spanish/classical Guitar, Clarinet, Oboe, Cor Anglais, Saxophone, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Cornet, Flugelhorn or any other orchestral instrument? Yes! Then I would love to hear from you. My email address is i.laird1@student.gsa.ac.uk .

You will take part in an interactive listening test while performing in one of our state-of-the-art 3D surround sound studios. The main aim will be to determine how on-stage acoustics affect how you, the performer, perceive your performance (fyi all data obtained as part of this study will remain anonymous). This study will be running until the end of June/July but the sooner you can participate the better. It is also supported by Arup Acoustics, a world-leader in concert hall acoustic design.

You will receive a £10 cinema voucher as a thank-you for taking part! Not quite MU rates unfortunately but it will be a token of my appreciation for your very valuable input to this research.

Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you, and please spread the word to any fellow musicians who may be interested.
Cheers, Iain.