Minute of Listening introduces children and teachers to a wide variety of recordings across many genres and from all kinds of sources. In a typical week, pupils might hear Matthew Herbert’s An Apple a Day, followed by a field recording of an East London Market from London Sound Survey, before an extract from Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5 performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

The recordings used in Minute of Listening are sometimes exciting, sometimes challenging, but always aimed at arousing pupils’ curiosity and capturing their imaginations.

We work with a number of wonderful partners to create our pack, some of these include: 

The Pitt Rivers MuseumBritish Library Wildlife Sounds ArchiveTopic Records, TouchHuddersfield Contemporary Music FestivalThe Philharmonia Orchestra, NMC Recordings, English Folk Dance and Song SocietyBritish Library Sound Archive and the London Sound Survey. 

New Music 

Plus we are delighted to introduce listeners to Composers from Sound and Music’s New Voices programmeNew Voices is an annual support scheme raising the profile of some of the most exciting composers in the UK today.