Paul Burnell

In One Breath, for solo performer

SM-000190357
Composer
Paul Burnell
Publisher
Paul Burnell
Genre
Classical / Contemporary
Instrumentation
Piano, Gong, Vibraphone
Scored for
Solo
Movement(s)
1 to 1 from 1
Duration
1'0"
Difficulty
Easy
Year of composition
2012

Description
A text piece that gives instruction on how to perform. The recording attached is a version played on 6 stainless steel bowls.

Choose an instrument that can sustain any 6 pre-­‐determined pitches (piano, vibraphone etc.) or a collection of six resonating bowls, gongs etc.
Take a deep breath and whilst holding your breath play the pitches/instruments in any order, but within phrases of 13 notes, always sustained – rhythm and dynamic ad lib. Each phrase is separated by a long pause.
At the start the speed is fast, then gradually slows.
When you need to breathe again stop playing. Breathe audibly as the final sounds die away. There is likely to be a tension in the performer between the time it takes for the music to slow down, and the increasing need to breathe.

Upload date
25 Aug 2013
Total downloads
14

Sheet music file
PDF, 141.6 Kb (2 p.)

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