Ear Opener – A set of free video masterclasses that demystify the process of writing music. Designed for music students, teachers and independent music makers, Ear Opener uses simple, accessible explanations of the tools people who write music use every day, with practical tips that composers of any level can put straight into practice. Get insights and advice from artists including legendary producer Brian Eno, composer & saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien, film and TV composer Isobel Waller-Bridge and many more.
Abram Wilson Foundation – Future Sound Digital is a series of free, short videos which give you a simple, engaging and accessible insight into how different artists express themselves through music, how they write songs and how they became musicians. Produced by the Abram Wilson Foundation, these videos will support and inspire young people to create their own music and lyrics. Aimed at 11-18 year olds.
LSO Discovery maintains an active and rich iTunes U channel, featuring resources more tailored to those wanting a deeper understanding of music. Video series include A-Level seminars, extensively covering the repertoire on the A-Level syllabus; Artist Conversations, with musicians as prolific as Andre Previn, Colin Davis and John Adams; and Compose Yourself, a collection of resources for composers – listen here. A fantastic back-catalogue of LSO A-Level seminars are also available on their YouTube channel – see more here.
A Level Revision A YouTube playlist of revision shorts from LSO Discovery to support students studying Music A-level. Music Seminars Seminars to support students studying for A-level Music. With in-depth analysis of set works and performances from LSO Players.
The award-winning LSO Play is a free interactive and immersive web app, allowing you to experience the LSO on stage at the Barbican – anytime, anywhere. View the orchestra from four camera angles simultaneously, and switch between them during the performance. You can focus on anything from the tips of a drumstick to the violinists’ fingers. Choose from six performances, all filmed in HD during the LSO’s Barbican season.
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