Below you can find out more about our current and upcoming projects, developments and collaborations. These include exciting partnerships with PRSF New Music Biennial, Hull City of Culture 2017, Bristol Plays Music and International collaborations, as well as new minutes and training opportunities that you and your school can access through Minute of Listening.
Minute of Listening is working in collaboration with a number of cultural partners, clusters of schools and music education hubs across the UK, and we hope that one day all children will have the opportunity to access and experience creative listening.
If you would like to discuss an idea or an upcoming project at your school or in your area, please Contact Us
Bristol Plays Music
Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is the music education hub for Bristol. We believe in the power of music – to inspire, teach and transform lives. We want to make sure that every young person has access to music education activities and a platform for musical expression.
Minute of Listening for Bristol is a bespoke pack of minutes and sounds taken from all over the city.
Bristol’s unique and vibrant cultural heritage lends itself perfectly to this collection of music, natural and industrial sounds.
Hull 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, Minute of Listening will be working on two exciting projects which will involve composers, local residents, community groups and primary schools across across the city in the creation and performance of new music.
Minute of Listening will then feature these minutes by New Music Biennial composers, as well as unique sounds of the city of Hull.
Give us your feedback“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
Give us your feedback“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
Give us your feedback“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
Give us your feedback“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