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
“Minute of Listening has broadened the children's experience of sound and music. It has developed their interest and inspired dance and music-making activities. It has introduced many unfamiliar sounds and instruments. It has given them the opportunity to talk about the unfamiliar, share their views and ideas. ”Primary Teacher, Primary Teacher
“Minute of Listening is a brilliant tool that can support teachers in delivering all kinds of curriculum areas creatively and effectively. Listening well is such an important skill but all too often it is neglected. Working in partnership with the great team at Bristol Plays Music means that we have the opportunity to bring together evidence about the transformation Minute of Listening can make to children and to schools when delivered across an area.”Susanna Eastburn, Chief Executive
Sound and Music
“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