Venue, Timing and Cost
What is it?
We love discovering new music, and the best way to discover is to share.
Listening Parties are a space to share the music you’re passionate about. You’ll hear it on a great sound system, discover something new, and meet other music enthusiasts.
How does it work?
Like an open mic, let us know when you arrive if you’ve brought something to share. We’ll have inputs for LP, CD and for minijack, and a computer, so you can bring a track on vinyl, CD, on your phone, or as a name in your head. We strongly encourage you to bring CDs/LPs. Did you know that CD resolution/quality is 10x better than an MP3 on a phone? LP is even better than that!
We’ll have 2 sessions of music, and ask you to attentively enjoy every offering as you would at a live gig. We’ll limit contributions to 4 minutes each so that we can fit in lots of contributions. If you’d like to introduce your track, we’d like to hear what you love about it.
We’ll also have an open Spotify playlist setup that you can add to during the event, if what you hear inspires you - we’ll play the night’s bespoke playlist during the break and after the formal sharing part of the evening is over.
Oxford Audio Consultants will once again be supporting the event by providing a high end stereo system giving attendees the chance to hear their favourite music in high fidelity.
Edition 5: Music of Transitions
For this special edition, we’ll have OCM’s epic archive of CDs to choose from as well as the usual opportunity for people to bring their own tracks, this time on the theme of transitions.