My Minute of Listening

Highlights hosted a remote Sound Score workshop as part of World Environment Day on Friday 5th June. As part of our Creative Engagement activities, we’d been in touch with our Youth Groups and schools across Cumbria, Northumberland and County Durham.

Our project used Sound and Music’s #CovidScoreChallenge by composer Dr Liz Dobson, who is director of the Yorkshire Sound Women Network and a senior lecturer in Music Technology at The University of Huddersfield.

Here’s some of the drawings, scores and recordings we’ve received so far.

Tom Clarke – Year 5 Allendale Primary School

Submission for My Minute of Listening

Take a listen to Tom’s recording:

William Graham – Year 2 Whitehaven, Cumbria

William Graham's submission for My Minute of Listening

Audio recorded with sister Holly in their garden:

Evie & Alice Maughan (ages 9 & 11) – Allendale, Northumberland

Evie and Alice recorded this from their house door one night in lockdown, after hearing several owls communicating with each other from various distances away.

Owl by Alice Maughan
Owl by Alice Maughan

Bertie – Year 2, Tirril, Cumbria

Bertie’s one minute of listening score moves in a clockwise direction like a story, with close sounds as the inner part of each ring in blue trickling water working outwards to green trees and birds in each ring.