Our final conspiration

This year the Life of Breath project will end after 5 years, around 50 research publications and countless events and…

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Catch Your Breath Online Exhibition

Stop where you are and take a deep breath.How does it feel?What does it make you think?How many breaths have…

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I breathe, you breathe, we breathe: Public engagement & the Life of Breath

Senior Research Associate on the Life of Breath project, clinical music therapist and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie reflects on…

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Breath in Classical Singing

“Breath is the beginning and end of what we do as classical singers” Miranda Wright In this episode we turn…

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Breath in Vocal Technique

Tue 10 Jul, Durham If you missed it first time round, you have another chance to enjoy this lecture-recital conducted by…

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Breath in Choral Singing

Mon 29 Jan, Durham The fourth event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by Julian Wright…

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Breath in Vocal Technique

Wed 17 Jan, Durham The third event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by classical singing…

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Gasp! Making breathlessness less invisible through the creative arts

People living with breathlessness and those interested in how the arts-in-health approach may help make breathlessness less invisible, were invited…

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Singing for Lung Health (Bristol)

Every Wednesday 1:00pm, Bristol

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Arts of Breath

Various dates 2017/18, Durham Arts of Breath is a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction,…

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Arts of Breath

Various dates 2017/18, Durham Arts of Breath is a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction,…

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Under The Surface

Under the Surface is a choral piece composed by Toby Young which was specially commissioned for, and premiered at, the…

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Phoene Cave

Singing for Lung Health Group

Every Wednesday 10:45am, Bristol A new singing group, specifically to help your lung health and breathing, running as a free…

The Sound of Breath

24 August 2017, Edinburgh THE BREATH IN SONG AND POETRY How do poets and composers think about breath? The pause…

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It Felt Like Drowning

  ‘It Felt Like Drowning’ is the winner of our recent Inspired musical composition competition. Entrants were invited to attend…

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Heart Failure

The header image shows a viola, also called heartsease. Music therapist and writer Kate Binnie writes:  I am in the hospital….

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Bones Apart

Inspired: Concert and Masterclass

28 April 2017, Bristol In late 2016 Bristol music students were invited to compose a breathing-related piece for the acclaimed…

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It Felt Like Drowning

The header image shows ‘In the same breath’, a 2008 artwork by artist and glass-blower Kate Williams (borosilicate glass /…

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Singing Away Shyness

Singing teacher Deborah Hudson writes: There I was, lying on a couch with a whole lot of acupuncture pins in…

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Under the Surface

Composer and academic Toby Young writes: ‘Our business in living is to become fluent with the life we are living and art…

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‘Out of his nostrils goeth smoke’: whales, whaling and breathing fire

In the second of a series of posts on cetaceans (see also ‘The cetaceans may give rise to some perplexity‘),…

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The First and Last Breath: reflections from palliative & neonatal care

Kate Binnie, yoga teacher and music therapist, writes:  In his brilliant book Being Mortal (2015) Atul Gawande calls for all…

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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…

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Metaphysics and Heavy Breathing (or Tippett’s Fourth Symphony)

Composer Toby Young writes: Tippett’s Fourth Symphony is a vast and complex tone poem, concerned with life, death and the…

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