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Breathing Room

Hildegard Westerkamp

Programme notes

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]


  • November 2, 1990, Montréal musiques actuelles / New Music America, Acousmonium: Concert 6: Électro clips, Théâtre Les Loges, Montréal (Québec)
  • Composer(s): Hildegard Westerkamp
  • Year of composition: 1990
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • ISWC: T0704787949
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • Duration: 3:04
  • ISRC: CAD509612940