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The Alice Sound: Resources for young people, schools and teachers

The Alice Sound is a collection of cross-curricular learning resources for young people, schools and teachers, opening up and exploring the sound world of the iconic books by Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

The Alice Sound is a collection of cross-curricular learning resources for young people, schools and teachers, opening up and exploring the sound world of the iconic books by Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. The resources are compiled on a dedicated website – The Alice Sound.

The music at the heart of this website is the result of a collaboration between composer Paul Rissmann, researcher Kiera Vaclavik from Queen Mary University of London and the London Symphony Orchestra. Inspired by the books and by early musical adaptations of them, Paul Rissmann wrote two musical suites which were premiered live at the Barbican by the LSO in 2015 (Alice in Wonderland) and 2022 (Through the Looking Glass).

Launched on 21 June 2023, this website makes this wonderful music freely available to more audiences, in fact to anyone, anywhere in the world, and deepens engagement with the music and the books thanks to a range of learning resources and other materials.

The range of resources and activities inspired by Lewis Carroll’s books and Paul Rissmann’s music are designed for use by all young people, but are particularly designed for use in schools by pupils and their teachers. There are music and drama projects, art and design activities, and writing worksheets and prompts which help you to explore the books and get creative!

Most of the downloads can be used by children with little to no adult assistance, however the creative music projects are aimed primarily at teachers. These resources will also support Key Stage 2 curriculum learning about the Victorians.

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The London Symphony Orchestra strives to inspire hearts and minds through world-leading music-making, from performing on stage, in recordings, digitally and on film, to reaching tens of thousands each year through our learning and community programme.

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