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Video Excerpts Breath Pieces – performance installation

The following pieces were presented in the immersive performance installation at Tramway: 4breath accumulations – pen drawings on paper 500 breaths – video installation In + out breath – durational drawing charcoal on paper Rise + fall of the breath – sound performance Fall + rise of the breath – movement & sound performance Departing breath – performance […]

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500 breaths – video installation & sonic sculpture

One hundred balloons hang in the space: a projection surface. Images projected include a figure blowing up the 100 balloons: each balloon contains 5 breaths. The puff of each breath echoes in the space … … as the video images run out the balloons morphs into a moving sonic sculpture.  The performers gently pierce the […]

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Material+transition – breath sound composition

Co-created and performed with Mark Leahy Material + transition works with the material-sound possibilities of breath prior to the emergence of language: in breath, out breath, vibrating breath, tonal breath, sound generated through forming and changing of the cavities through which breath moves. The  compositional structure involves deep listening, progressive, embedded transitions and ‘melding’ of […]

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Breath sound app

composed by Tim Sayer The compositional method developed for the choreographic breath drawing In + out breath (draw a line and copy it and going with the deviation) is applied to the coding for the sound app. This has led to the development of looping procedures through which initial sounds progressively shift. The sound materials […]

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Breath choir – sound composition

A live sound piece for five performers working with modulating and gradually extending breath’s duration. The inbreath and outbreath respectively intoning the words ‘here’ and ‘gone’ performed in overlapping canon sequence. Breath choir here gone was part of Breath Pieces – a performance installation at Tramway Glasgow June 2018

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In + out breath – choreographic breath drawing

This drawing follows the simple choreographic instruction: draw a line on each inbreath with each line corresponding to the length of the breath, and a paired line on the outbreath that follows with each line corresponding to the length of the breath. Repeat this action on each in and outbreath drawing each line alongside the […]

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4 breath accumulations – choreographic breath drawing

This drawing works with the instructions for a pranayama (yogic) breath practice: breath in for count of four, retain the breath for a count of four, breath out for a count of four, retain the breath for a count of four – and keep repeating. Retaining the breath is not holding the breath; it done […]

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4 breath accumulations – movement

The choreographic processes used in the drawings ‘4breath accumulations – four pen drawings’ are carried out in movement by four performers. These processes are based on four breath stages that develop over four accumulations. 4 breath accumulations – movement was presented as part of the performance installation at Tramway in June 2018, performed by Rosanna Irvine, Claricia Kruithof, […]

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Wave breath syncopating

short movement piece working with composed sequences for movement and breath within a frame for real time composition. Developed with and performed by Claricia Kruithof, Aniela Piasecka and Marie Williamson. Initial research carried out with Scottish Dance Theatre dancers Paolo Pisarra, Alison Jaques, Jessie Robert-Smith & Kieran Brown Wave Breath Syncopating was presented as part of […]

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Departing breath

visual performance Breath becoming visible … breath departing … the duration of disappearance Departing breath was presented as part of the performance installation at Tramway in June 2018. Circular mirrors hanging suspended in the space become surfaces that capture the material of a breath – and that reveal the duration of its disappearance …