Breath can alter our physical state and our mentality in the most powerful ways. Modes of breath can represent our most tense, anxious moments as well as the more pleasurable and releasing. Inextricably connected with the body, breath is consciously and unconsciously utilised in every aspect of our life.
Breathing is a graphic score for string quartet violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello, where the act of breathing is the focus, as the playing aligns with the musicians breath. The physical and emotional effect of breath on the musicians is explored through 5 different sections as well as the symbolic side of breath and how this relates conceptually to the body and our treatment of the body in musical performance.