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In February 2021 I was really pleased to be invited onto The Mental Music Podcast as a guest speaker. I joined Max Thomas (founder of Mental Music) for an afternoon to talk about mental health, the work quiet note is doing highlighting music in the practise of mindfulness and meditation,  as well as the importance of being pro-active about self-care. It was a lovely afternoon and I am really please to share the podcast as well as some words from Max himself.


mindful minimalism

As part of my final year at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire I undertook a module entitled ‘Composing Music of Minimal Means’. I had the pleasure of collaborating with four other musicians to create two separate pieces of music, one in the style of Drone Minimalism and the other in the style of Wandelweiser. The reason that I am sharing this with you today is because I realised that both pieces had a meditative and ‘deep listening’ quality, very much in keeping with quiet note. Having spoken with the musicians they kindly allowed me to share these pieces on quiet note. Both pieces can be found in the ‘exercise’ section on your home page or by clicking on the pieces below. It is there that you can access ways to listen from a mindfulness and meditation perspective. This article however focuses on the context and creation of the music.



On World Mental Health Day 2020, Intercultural Roots launched a captivating global project called Ripples. Ripples is an ongoing project that began by commissioning 7 initiating artists from 7 different time zones across the earth alongside members of the public to share artistic responses to the question “what matters to you?”  Throughout the late Autumn and Winter of 2020 there were five specific release dates and times for participants to publish their responses. I (Will Crawford, Founder of quietnote) was honoured to perform from a public role alongside the seven initiating artists based all across the world. 

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