Storm Clouds

Breath

Program Note

This open-duration piece hopes to sonify the transition from peaceful breathing through increasingly irregular and labored breathing, culminating in a state of gasped breathlessness.

Throughout the contrabass can be heard inhaling, and... exhaling. 

As you listen consider every such breath.  Gauge how labored or effortless it is at every instance. Is it whizzy? Is it anxious? Is it fulfilling? Is it stopped short?

Technical Information

Catagory: Solo

​Instrumentation: Double Bass

Year of composition: 2021

Duration: Open 

 

Premiere Information

Musicians:

Matthew Henson, Double Bass

Premiere: Online, during New England Conservatory's SICPP 2021

Premiere Performance (~5 minutes)

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