Monday, October 19, 2009

Richard's Scrapbook 2009-10-18

For Heart, Breath and Orchestra

Thursday, October 29, at 8:00pm
Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto

For Heart, Breath and Orchestra is the third in a series of compositions which use automatic/involuntary muscles in the human body (specifically the lungs and the heart) as the performance parameters. All of the notes are read from a score, but the tempos at which they are played are governed by either the heart rate or breathing rate of the individual players, or the conductor. During the performance, many of the performers wear stethoscopes which enable them to play in synch with their own heartbeats.

But you guys who follow this blog already knew about this event since I made a post about it almost a month ago. I'd have loved to been able to go see this!

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