15. July 2021

Moved by Bach

What is music made of? What are its ingredients and how do they form a whole?

In this study, we aim to discover what role the individual ‘ingredients’ of a work of music play in the listening process. Participation takes around 15 minutes, and we greatly appreciate your taking the time!

If possible, please wear headphones and be in a quiet, undisturbed location. You will be presented with 11 short pieces of music, and for each you will be asked to click every time you hear an identifiable segment in it. It is impossible to hear all the segments in a given piece – and that is not the point. We are more interested to find out the different ways that people hear music. For this study to be successful, it is very important that you answer the questionnaire at the end as conscientiously as possible. Only then will your input be useful for our research. All of your answers and other information will of course remain anonymous.

Click here to access the online study.


If you have any questions about the study, the best way to reach us is by e-mail: form.prj@ae.mpg.de