Minute Of Listening 1 – Wicked Problems by Laura Bowler

4 August 2022

Welcome to our very first minute. Find out more about Minute of Listening further down this page.

Wicked Problems by Laura Bowler

Wicked Problems by Laura Bowler

This piece was nominated for an RPS Small Ensemble Award as well as winning a Royal Philharmonic Society award for best small chamber music piece. Listen to the full piece here.

About Minute of Listening

Minute of Listening was created by Sound and Music to help young listeners develop their skills. As an organisation, we employ this method in our weekly meetings; we turn off our cameras, close our eyes and listen to a full minute of music submitted by the team and then discuss it. In these monthly posts, we encourage you to do the same and truly engage with a minute of music from the composers here on Music Patron.

Find out more about Minute Of Listening:

In a world which is becoming increasingly visually loud, Minute of Listening helps pupils develop their creative listening skills.

This carefully curated collection of 60-second recordings introduces children to a range of music and sounds from Björk to Beethoven, folk music to field recordings. Accompanying resources help enrich all curriculum areas, and follow-up questions encourage children to discuss what they heard, thought and felt.

If you have young listeners at home, visit https://www.minuteoflistening.org/ to listen to the curated collection together for free.

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