Need Bigger Lungs
Kathryn Williams, tuba
1 minute

Written for Kathryn Williams's Coming Up For Air project, in which each piece must last a maximum of one breath. Kathryn's project was inspired from her recovering from chronic respiratory conditions. Seeking a personal connection with the idea of breath, I went back to my teenage years, during which I played the tuba fairly seriously. During this time, I was frequently told that my sound wasn't big enough, and that I needed to develop my lung capacity. This piece has Kathryn embody my perspective, articulating the need to have bigger lungs, before finishing her breath with one note on the tuba.

Performances

02/02/2020 Frequency Series, Constellation, Chicago
02/11/2019 Deep Minimalism, Southbank Centre, London