BRE4TH @ DANA - A SERIES OF FUN EVENTS AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM DANA CENTRE IN LONDON EXPLORING THE ART OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT ENABLE YOU
TO ‘SEE’ AND ‘HEAR’ THE HIDDEN SECRETS IN THE AIR THAT WE BREATHE!
THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
26th February 2010, 19:00-20:45
Members of the Grand Union Orchestra were invited to play and illustrate the art of continuous exhalation, also known as circular breathing. The audience were invited to gain some insight into this amazing technique featuring live music and new software offering real time visualisations of the musicians' exhalations.
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We were joined by Tony Haynes, (Composer/Director) and musicians Claude Deppa, Andy Grappy and Gerry Hunt to give a lively demonstration, discussion and performance about breathing out for extraordinarily long periods of time.
The audience were able to try it themselves in this highly participatory event.
What are the advantages in being able to breathe out in this way? Do our lungs get a shot at exchanging gases
into our blood or is there some other way of bypassing them completely? Can this technique help artistry?
All these questions and more were answered by the team
and the evening concluded with a fantastic
and unique improvisation with live circular breathed music