GAMPSISS is an interdisciplinary research project. Smart, inclusive, and sustainable societies need public values such as openness and tolerance to be rooted in citizens’ minds and behaviour. These values give rise to democratic citizenship and civic participation. Although classical music has shown its potential for transferring societal values in the 19th century, the importance of classical music is fading in contemporary society. Prompted by our public and private partners, we will explore how artistic performances that fuse classical music and gaming will (in addition to other benefits) contribute to transforming the existing listening culture into one required for smart, inclusive, and sustainable societies to emerge.

Through artistic, analytical, and design oriented research we aim to 1) extract indicators of listening culture from music scores and performances; 2) identify the historic development of society and listening culture; 3) to determine how the current listening culture can be modified, and 4) to develop and evaluate playful, artistic performances that foster an active listening culture that promotes smart, inclusive, and sustainable societies.

As its main scientific methods this research project employs secondary survey data on trends in society and listening culture, audience research, (quasi) experiments and design science research. For the design science research, several tools and one or more ludic music performances will be designed, performed and evaluated with a mixed methods approach to answer our research questions.


GAMPSISS at Research Festival Connect

With the help of Marta Gómez Alonso on her flute, Micha Hamel and Janna Michael took their audience on an exploration of listening. What does the listening experience consists of and what does it mean to different individuals? How do we attach meaning to music and how does deep listening come about?

GAMPSISS bij Onderzoeksconferentie LKCA.

Tijdens onze ‘Foodlab-sessie’ Meerstemmigheid in muziek en maatschappij beluisteren namen we samen met het publiek ons luistermodel onder de loep. We zijn nog even bezig met het analyseren van al die antwoorden.

Volle zaal tijdens onze sessie ‘Meerstemmigheid in muziek en maatschappij beluisteren’

Micha en Janna aan het verzamelen van luister ervaringen

Micha legt onze model uit