Breath control : clarinet solo
by David Young (2008, this version: 2007)
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Breath Control is the work created for Clarinettist Richard Haynes. A
graphic score of detailed watercolours by the composer, it
sonically comprises little more than a sustained note held across
many, many minutes. As the title suggests it is primarily a
display of the Hayne's exceptional breathing technique (referred
to as 'circular
breathing,' replenishing the breath by
breathing in through the nose but continuing to sound the note by
blowing through the mouth using the air stored in the
Year: 2008, this version: 2007
Instrumentation: B flat clarinet, watersports and 44-gallon drum.
Duration: 6 min.
Commission note: Composed for clarinettist Richard Haynes. Supported by Aphids Residencies and Mentoring Scheme established with the support of the Sidney Myer Fund; Midsumma Festival and the City of Stonnington.
First performance: 7 Feb 08. The Loft, Chapel off Chapel, Prahran, Melbourne, as part of the Midsumma Festival 2008
- In the form/style of: Graphic Notation
Performances of this work
7 Feb 08: The Loft, Chapel off Chapel, Prahran, Melbourne, as part of the Midsumma Festival 2008
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