Under The Surface

Under the Surface is a choral piece composed by Toby Young which was specially commissioned for, and premiered at, the Feel It Festival in November 2016. Inspired by the research of the Life of Breath team, particularly the work of … Read more…

Letter to your Breath

  If you were invited to write a letter to your breath, what would you say? Bristol anthropologist Alice Malpass and letter-revivalist Elspeth Penny have been running workshops doing exactly that. Chatting to Sarah McLusky they explain what happens in … Read more…

Poetry reading

poetry

7th April 2017, Bristol Join us in the upstairs room of the Lansdown pub in Clifton for a poetry reading, focused on the relationship between poetry and breathing. Poet Juliana Sokolová will be reading from her own work. Her book … Read more…

Night of Breath

19 Nov 2016, Bristol An evening exploring the breath made visible through music and dance which will include the premiere of ‘Under the Surface’ and a performance of ‘Breath Catalogue’ followed by a conversation between the artists and their Life of … Read more…

Metaphysics and heavy breathing (or Tippett’s Fourth Symphony)

How can art (in this case, music) illuminate human experience? Here project collaborator Toby Young contemplates Tippett’s Symphony No. 4 (1977), a ‘birth to death piece’ which features amplified human breath, most notably at the start and end. Can experiencing the piece help us understand what … Read more…

Collaborators

The core Bristol and Durham teams are supported by a number of expert collaborators who bring valuable specialist knowledge to the project. Dr. Kate Elswit (Researcher) Kate is Reader in Theatre and Performance at The Royal Central School of Speech … Read more…