Breathing Room

Hildegard Westerkamp

Breathing Room has been performed in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Guelph, Istanbul, Milan, Mons, Montréal, San Francisco and Vancouver…

This is the second in a series of Breathing Room pieces. Music as breath-like nourishment. Breathing as nourishing musical space. The breath — my breath — is heard throughout the three minutes. All sorts of musical/acoustic things happen as I breathe in and out. Each breath makes its own, unique statement, creates a specific place in time. Meanwhile the heart beats on, propelling time from one breath to the next.

Hildegard Westerkamp [xi-90]

Premiere

  • November 2, 1990, Montréal musiques actuelles / New Music America, Acousmonium: Concert 6: Électro clips, Théâtre Les Loges, Montréal (Québec)

Details

Breathing Room (1990), 3:04
stereo fixed medium

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
October 16, 1991 Hildegard Westerkamp, Breathing Room (1990), 3:04 The Audible Woman / CIUT 89.5 FM (Canada)
December 1, 2009 Hildegard Westerkamp, Breathing Room (1990), 3:04 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 2, 2012 Hildegard Westerkamp, Breathing Room (1990), 3:04 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 1, 2012 Hildegard Westerkamp, Breathing Room (1990), 3:04 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 9, 2012 Hildegard Westerkamp, Breathing Room (1990), 3:04 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
December 30, 2013 Hildegard Westerkamp, Breathing Room (1990), 3:04 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 25, 2016 Hildegard Westerkamp, Breathing Room (1990), 3:04 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
April 15, 2018 Hildegard Westerkamp, Breathing Room (1990), 3:04 Capsule acousmatique no 26 / Radio Douves (France)