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Recruitment for paid participation in an experiment using new music software

Recruitment for paid participation in an experiment using new music software

Circular email for use for recruitment of volunteers for study QMREC2010/36, approved by Queen Mary University of London Research Ethics Committee. This project contributes to the College's role in conducting research and teaching methods. You are under no obligation to reply to this email, however if you choose to, participation in this research is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time. 


We are recruiting participants for a set of experiments to test a new collaborative music-making program we are developing. The experiment will take place at the Computer Science Department at Queen Mary University of London, London, UK. It will last approximately 90 minutes.

We are looking for people with an interest in creating music, for instance composers, musicians, DJs, and students of Music, Music Technology or related fields. You do not need to be able to play an instrument to take part in the study. 

For the experiment you will work in a group with two other people, and will use several different versions of our software to create some music which compliments a short animation we will play to you. 

You will receive some training in the use of the software at the start of the session. Remember, we are interested in testing the software we have developed, and not your skills as musicians or composers. 

The experiment will be video recorded for analysis purposes, and the software also logs data about how it was used. All personal data will be anonymised. 

You will be paid £10 in cash for your participation, and we can e-mail you a copy of the music you created if you wish. 

We are looking to recruit people as soon as possible. Please contact Robin if you are interested in taking part or would like further details. 

Kind regards 
Robin Fencott 

Queen Mary University of London
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science 
Interaction, Media, and Communication Group