Minute of Listening: Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and The New Music Biennial
Sound and Music is delighted to be working with PRS for Music Foundation on the New Music Biennial, as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. To mark New Music Biennial, we have created two collections of Minutes that explore and champion an eclectic mix of Hull sounds – from regional artists and locally sourced music to music written by New Music Biennial composers.
Available to all schools in Hull free of charge, these are the first collections of their kind, celebrating the breadth and innovation of contemporary music and sound.
The first Collection features locally recorded sounds from Scale Lane Bridge to periwinkles in Thornwick Bay, Yorkshire, recorded by local sound artist Jez riley French to music by composer Phil Codd, as well as pieces by John Coltrane, Björk and New Music Biennial composers Anna Meredith and Mica Levi.
The second pack features brand new commissions created for the New Music Biennial 2017, premiered in Hull at a free festival weekend in July 2017, as well as music created by local schools and community groups as a result of working with the New Music Biennial composers-in-residence Errollyn Wallen, Brian Irvine, Eliza Carthy, Jason Singh and Sam Lee.
If you are a school in Hull and would like a free log in to the Hull collections please contact us!
Sound and Music is also offering free CPD sessions for any Hull primary teacher who is interested in using Minute of Listening creatively. Contact us here for more information
“I use Minute of Listening as a starter to my music lessons because listening and appraising is a huge part of the national curriculum for music. It fits perfectly and enables the children to actively listen, to talk about what they're hearing, to use the vocabulary associated with the music. They really enjoy it and it exposes them to a whole range of music that we wouldn't otherwise expose them to. ”Natalie Morris, Year 3 teacher
Bricknell Primary School, Hull
“Making Minute of Listening available to every school in Bristol will give teachers a high quality resource that promotes listening and creativity. In addition it will cultivate a shared learning experience between all primary school pupils regardless of where they live in the city.”Phil Castang, Head of Bristol Plays Music
Bristol Plays Music, Bristol
“I can see how Minute of Listening can be used in other ways; it can be used in lesson support because the sounds are so varied, so if you were doing a geography topic or a particular book in literacy, you might be able to have a sound that links with that. It's a way of firing their imaginations”Alex Richardson, Science Co-ordinator
Bude Park Primary School, Hull
“It's very rare during the school day to have a minute where we stop; for pupils to have a minute of quiet time to themselves is quite unusual. We've been using Minute of Listening every day after lunchtime. We've found this to be a really beneficial time for the children. ”Alex Richardson, Science Co-ordinator
Bude Park Primary School, Hull