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Instrumentation: Solo Percussion

Duration: ca. 5'30"

Ensemble: Mike Anderson, percussion

Year Composed: 2015

 

 

 

 

Program Note:

 

There is little doubt in the modern-American mind that returning to a peaceful ‘center’ is of paramount importance in the never-ending battle of limiting stress. Breathing Helps addresses the difficulty of finding these serene moments within the hustle and bustle of living in a vibrant city. Though at first one may consider tuning out the industrial soundscape that surrounds them, we ultimately must find stasis amidst the chaos and the noise. 

 

 

Breathing Helps was commissioned by percussionist Mike Anderson and supported in part by

a grant from Greater Hartford Arts Council