Minute of Listening: Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and The New Music Biennial

We are excited to be working alongside PRS for Music Foundation, which supports and provides a platform for talented organisations and music creators who are pushing the boundaries of new music in the UK.

As part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, these two exciting additional projects will involve local residents, community groups and primary schools across Hull in the creation and performance of new music in the city, over the next two years.

The New Music Biennial Composer Residencies will kick off in September 2016 to give local communities in Hull the chance to spend time and create music with five of the New Music Biennial’s brilliant music creators, folk legends Sam Lee and Eliza Carthy, classical composers Errollyn Wallen and Brian Irvine and beatbox/electronic artist Jason Singh. Two soundpacks will be created over the course of the project, one to mark the beginning of Hull City of Culture 2017, which brings together many Hull-inspired sounds, and another following the New Music Biennial, which will feature new work by the Composers-in-Residence.

Minute of Listening will feature ‘minutes’ by New Music Biennial composers, as well as unique sounds of the city of Hull. This highly innovative project will mean that local schools and community groups in Hull will have the chance to be more deeply engaged in the music and sounds of the New Music Biennial, throughout the whole year.

The New Music Biennial Minute of Listening will run in parallel with the residencies until 2018.