“If anybody wants to keep creating, they have to be about change.”
– Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer

After many months of learning and listening at home, it almost feels like a lifetime since we’ve been together in school for a Minute of Listening. Congregating in the classroom, you might be excited to see friends and teachers again, trying to kickstart your brain for a new term, or maybe just looking forward to break time!

Whatever you’re feeling, being back at school is a big change, in a year that’s been filled with them. That’s why here on Minute of Listening we’ve created a brand-new mini-collection for the new school year, focussed on the theme of change.

Explore with us how these composers, creators and musicians think about change, how they call for it in the world or create it within their music. Discover within the changing meanings of Native American song, a bassoon changed to sound like a rocking electric guitar, and even a piece inspired by the magical shape-shifting creature ‘Rackshasa’.

As we all adjust to change together, we hope you enjoy exploring an exciting world of sonic change in this new collection. To access it, simply create a free account and then start listening here!