Free Public Lecture: Accessing music, accessing ourselves: Exploring our relationship with music today

Presenter: Dr Amanda E. Krause, Curtin University

Date: Thursday 23 June, 6pm

Location: Tallis Wing, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne.

Abstract: With an aim to better understand the place that music occupies in everyday, modern life, this presentation will address recent findings of psychology research that concern our daily interactions with music.  Specifically, the presentation considers how music fits in with other contemporaneous activities, and focuses on how we access and select music to listen to. Additionally, the presentation will highlight how our interactions with music influence our perceived well-being.

About the presenter

Amanda Krause is a postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology at Curtin University.  She is interested in the social and applied psychology of music, with a focus on everyday music interactions.  Specifically, Amanda's interests concern listening behaviours (with an emphasis on considering digital music and emerging web technologies) and the intersection of everyday music interactions and well-being.  She is currently collaborating with Professors Adrian North (Curtin), Jane Davidson (UniMelb) and Katrina Skewes McFerran (UniMelb) on an ARC Discovery Project, ‘Musical investment: assessing and enabling musical participation for well being impact across the lifespan’.