Lessons From Listening

Hildegard Westerkamp

A compilation of extracts from a discussion between composer, radio artist, teacher and sound ecologist, Hildegard Westerkamp, and Director of Recast Music Education, Martin Scaiff, held in February 2020.

The intention of the discussion, from the HomeSounds point of view, was to draw on the exceptional experience, knowledge and creativity of one of the world's leading figures in the art of listening. It is also intended to be shared with anyone interested in understanding how listening can benefit human creativity, education, health and well-being.

The 'Lessons From Listening' series aims to provide context, connections, and inspiration to, and from, the HomeSounds project as it evolves.

All proceeds go towards the continuation of the HomeSounds project.

Oliver Payne

A collection of extracts from an interview with artist, sound designer and musican Oliver Payne.

Recorded for the 'Lessons From Listening' series this collection is drawn from a discussion held in November 2019 in the garden of the Octagon Chapel, Norwich, between Oliver and Martin Scaiff, Director of Recast Music Education.

The intention of the discussion, from the HomeSounds point of view, was to gather together many disparate strands of thought around environmental listening and its potential benefits for human beings, and in turn understand how these thoughts might be translated into activities, projects and experiences offered by both the HomeSounds project and the music and disabilities charity Musical Keys, for which Oliver is programme manager. In addition the aim was to share this with anyone interested in how listening can benefit human creativity, education, health and well-being.

The 'Lessons From Listening' series aims to provide context, connections, and inspiration to, and from, the HomeSounds project as it evolves.

All proceeds go towards the continuation of the HomeSounds project.

Missing Links Of The Heart

Martin Scaiff

An article published in Wildlife Sound Recording Society Magazine offering a personal reflection on the HomeSounds project, it's beginnings, and how it employs environmental listening in its work.