The Beauty in Breathing

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The Beauty in Breathing celebrates the breath, from a meditative inhale to an ecstatic exhale. The chamber orchestra contemporaneous uses my actual heartbeat at the pulse of the piece. This means that if I get nervous or excited, the entire chamber orchestra speeds up. This element of unpredictability gives the piece an unusual morphing groove that goes in and out of sync with my breath.

vocalists – Meg Dudley, Lucy Dhegrae, Sean Christensen, Albert Behar
conductor – David Bloom chamber orchestra – contemporaneous