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BRE4TH @ DANA - A SERIES OF FUN EVENTS AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM DANA CENTRE IN LONDON EXPLORING THE ART OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT ENABLE YOU TO ‘SEE’ AND ‘HEAR’ THE HIDDEN SECRETS IN THE AIR THAT WE BREATHE!

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THE SMELL OF THE CROWD



THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
26th February 2010, 19:00-20:45

Free event

Members of the Grand Union Orchestra were invited to play and illustrate the art of continuous exhalation, also known as circular breathing. The audience were invited to gain some insight into this amazing technique featuring live music and new software offering real time visualisations of the musicians' exhalations.

 

The Smell of the Crowd event now has a summary video showing highlights of what took place -

 
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We were joined by Tony Haynes, (Composer/Director) and musicians Claude Deppa, Andy Grappy and Gerry Hunt to give a lively demonstration, discussion and performance about breathing out for extraordinarily long periods of time. The audience were able to try it themselves in this highly participatory event.

What are the advantages in being able to breathe out in this way? Do our lungs get a shot at exchanging gases into our blood or is there some other way of bypassing them completely? Can this technique help artistry?

All these questions and more were answered by the team and the evening concluded with a fantastic and unique improvisation with live circular breathed music

 

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Dana Centre events are open to anyone aged 18 or over. Most events are free.
Please pre-book tickets for this event online at the Science Museum Dana Centre
The Dana Centre is located at 165 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5HD Link to Google Map

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The BRE4TH events at the Dana Centre are produced by Bee Arts Community Interest Company in collaboration with the Molecular Physics Group of the University of Birmingham, funded by the Wellcome Trust and supported by the Dana Centre, IONICON Analytik, IONIMED Analytik and Digby Trout Restaurants.

 
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