Performance Study #3: Polytemporal Breath Composition, with click-tracks
Study #3 is a composition for three performers, and will inform a section of our piece to premier next April 2017 at Tangente. This study emerged directly from our collective breath practices, and also from John’s focus on polytemporal composition. In this study each performer wears headphones, and breathes in time with a click-track that varies smoothly and independently over the course of ten minutes. As the trio breathes together, rhythms diverge and converge, to create musical textures. Choreographically, we find that there is a compelling intensity to watching the performers breathe, traversing the peaks and valleys of the score.
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