Pneuma

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Michael Schmid, Breathcore [Wiener version], 2019
Sofia Gubaidfulina, De Profundis, 1978
Heinz Holliger, Lied, 1971
Sofia Gubaidfulina, In Croce, 1991
Michael Schmid, Breathcore, II, [Wiener version], 2019
Jürg Frey, String Quartet #2, 1998-2000
   

cast

   
George van Dam Violin
Jeroen Robberecht Viola
Eva Reiter Viola Da Gamba
François Deppe Cello
Luca Piovesan Accordion
Michael Schmid Flute
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Michael Schmid Artistic leader of the Breathcore
Alexandre Fostier Sound

To blow, to breathe—means in fact to have this experience: what contains us, the air, becomes contained in us; and, conversely, what was contained in us becomes what contains us. To breathe means to be immersed in a medium that penetrates us with the same intensity as we penetrate it.
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Besides, the breath of bodies has no need to pass through lungs — or through organs, for that matter: any body is defined by its breath, any body is a port, open to the circulation of matter — within and outside itself. The organism is nothing but the invention of a new way of mixing with the world and of allowing the world to mix with what is inside it.
Emanuele Coccia, The Life of Plants, 2017