Opportunity: Submit your sounds for Minute of Listening!

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Produced by: 
Sound and Music in partnership with PRS for Music Foundation

Call to composers and sound artists for new minutes of music or sound! 

We are looking for one-minute contributions for our next Hull-themed Minute of Listening pack. Help us paint a sonic picture of this special city. 

The background

Minute of Listening is an innovative digital resource for primary schools which has been developed by Sound and Music. It provides classes of children with the opportunity to engage in one minute of creative, focused listening each day in their classrooms

We are working in partnership with PRS for Music Foundation as part of the New Music Biennial within this year’s Hull City of Culture celebrations.  We have already created one bespoke Minute of Listening collection which is being used by 60 of Hull’s 70 primary schools as well as a number of special schools and community groups.

Pack #1

The first pack features locally sourced sounds, from field recordings of Scale Lane Bridge and periwinkles in Thornwick Bay, Yorkshire, to pieces composed by local Jez riley French and Phil Codd as well as pieces by John ColtraneBjörk and New Music Biennial composers Anna Meredith and Mica Levi

The second pack will feature brand new commissions created for the New Music Biennial 2017, that will premiere 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 WallenBrian IrvineEliza CarthyJason Singh and Sam Lee. 

Get involved and get featured in Pack #2

We want this collection of minutes to be created by or sourced from musicians, artists and people – including children and young people - living and working in Hull.  It will be a celebration of the creativity and passion that is being unleashed in this City of Culture year!

Read the submission guidelines here>>

Submit your Minute via our online form here>>

If you have any questions, please email info@soundandmusic.org   

More information about the project

Read about the announcement here and about Soundpack #1 here

About New Music Biennial

PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial is an exciting and free new music festival which forms part of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, presenting 20 pieces of new music across two festival weekends in Hull (30th June – 2nd July 2017) and at London’s Southbank Centre (7th – 9th July 2017). The New Music Biennial will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. 

PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial and residency programme is generously supported by Hull UK City of Culture, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Council England, BBC Radio 3, Southbank Centre, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Cockayne, The John S Cohen Foundation, the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, The Finzi Trust, RVW Trust, The Bliss Trust and NMC Recordings. 

About PRS for Music Foundation

PRS for Music Foundation is the UK's leading charitable funder of new music and talent development across all genres. Since 2000 PRS for Music Foundation has given more than £23.6 million to over 5,300 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes that support music sector development. Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS for Music Foundation supports an exceptional range of new music activity – from composer residencies and commissions to festivals and showcases in the UK and overseas. 

How to get involved

Read the submission guidelines here>>

Submit your Minute via our online form here>>

Deadline for submissions: June 12th 2017

If you have any questions, please email info@soundandmusic.org  

Funders and partners

Delivered in partnership with PRS Foundation 

PRS logo New Music Biennial

PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial has been made possible by

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Part of Hull City of Culture 2017

With special thanks to BBC Radio 3 

Minute of Listening soundpacks 

Find out more about how to buy the general Minute of Listening soundpacks here


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