Listening Parties #10 Music for Change

06may7:30 am8:30 amListening Parties #10 Music for Change7:30 am - 8:30 am OrganiserOxford Contemporary MusicEvent TypeCultural, Arts & Social

Event Details

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Listening Parties are a space to share the music you’re passionate about. You’ll discover something new and meet new people through their music

About this Event

Edition 10: Music for Change

This time, OCM is partnering with Season for Change to bring you a special Listening Party! Season for Change is a UK-wide cultural programme inspiring urgent and inclusive climate action, led by Artsadmin and Julie’s Bicycle. It’ll be celebrating and sharing music that has changed the world – in big ways or small. Music of protest, revolution, quiet revelation, whether it’s helped you change your habits or been part of major historical moments of change. They want to know what music for change means to you. As part of this one-off with Julie’s Bicycle, 4 artists commissioned by Season For Change will share the tracks that inspired them to get you started, before it’s over to you as usual.

This edition’s track for starters is Get Up Stand Up, by Bob Marley, chosen by the Season for Change team.

What is it?

The best way to discover new music is to share.

Listening Parties are a space to share the music you’re passionate about. You’ll discover something new and meet new people through their music choices.

How does it work?

Listening Parties are temporarily online. They’ve tried out several platforms for communal listening and decided to use Zoom for our virtual Listening Parties, until you can be in the same room again.

Like an open mic, let the organisers know when you sign up to attend if you’ve got a track you’d like to share. Unlike the live events, they’ll ask you to choose in advance what track you want to share and send it to them, so that they can play it to everyone. It can be a link to Youtube/Spotify/Bandcamp/Soundcloud/any freely accessible digital platform, or a file that we can download.

They’ll pull names out of a hat to determine the order of play. When your name comes up, they encourage you to introduce your track, tell why you’ve chosen it, what is special about it to you before we all listen together. They’ll limit contributions to 4 minutes each so that we can fit in lots of contributions.

The night’s bespoke playlist will be available to listen to again after the event, to go back to find any jewels you discovered.

Sign up through Eventbrite, and you’ll be sent a link to join the Zoom call and further instructions for participation.

Time

(Thursday) 7:30 am - 8:30 am