Just a quick post – tonight a documentary about one of my research areas, music and emotion, was shown on BBC1. The film looks at why music evokes emotion, describes some of the most characteristic emotions humans experience when listening to music, and which musical techniques are used to draw out these feelings.
The film also features footage from CMMR 2012 (Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval) where I presented some of my work, which aims to discover which emotions are most easily described by combinations of audio, lyrics, and social tags. Find out more on my publications page.
The documentary itself can be seen on iPlayer here for the next seven days. Look out for a familiar face around 32 minutes in! (people outside the UK, you can view this video if you have access to a VPN….)