Breathing Room (1990)

for 2-channel audio
by Hildegard Westerkamp
Commissioned by Diffusion i MeDIA for the CD Electro clips
Premiere: Nov. 3, 1990, New Music America, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Length: 3:00

This is the first 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.