Minute of Listening

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Minute of Listening

Minute Of Listening Is Now Online!

We have just launched a brand new collection on Minute of Listening, and it is free to access during Covid-19 lockdown!

You can now browse hundreds of sounds under one roof and take your classroom on a sonic journey, expanding musical horizons as well getting creative juices flowing.

Find out more about the new Minute of Listening HERE >>

If you have any questions about Minute of Listening please contact us:education@soundandmusic.org 

About Minute of Listening 

Minute of Listening is an exciting and innovative project created by Sound and Music, that provides all primary-aged children with the opportunity to experience sixty seconds of creative listening each day of the school year.

Minute of Listening introduces children and teachers to a wide variety of recordings across many genres and fromall kinds of sources. In a typical week during the pilot, classes might hear Matthew Herbert's 'An Apple a Day', followed by a field recording of an East London Market from London Sound Survey, before an extract from Beethoven's Symphony no. 5 performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

The recordings used in Minute of Listening are sometimes exciting, sometimes challenging, but always aimed at arousing the classes' curiosity and capturing their imaginations.

Find out more about Minute of Listening 

My class looked forward to it every day and it really brought them out of their shell (sometimes the more reserved children were the most expressive) and it brought some great class discussions about the sounds and their drawing responses. For me, seeing the children feel free to express themselves through drawing, movement and language was great and created a great atmosphere in the classroom.

- Primary teacher

Our Partners

Minute of Listening has been developed by Sound and Music with the support and collaboration of local delivery partners including local music hubs.

We would like to say a big thank you to all our partners

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