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Breath Control: Note Collection (How Long Can You Sing For?)

Photo by Tony Millings

12-6pm. Free.

Our lungs breathe in and out 23,000 times a day, and each one of us needs just eight Sycamore trees’ worth of oxygen each year. But if a city has demonstrated an inability to provide clean air for its citizens, it is London.

Caroline Wright will collect a single vocalised note from passersby, investigating the inhalations and exhalations that form the melody, rhythm and punctuation of our everyday existence. The sounds collected throughout the weekend will be edited into a soundscape which will be used in Caroline's premiere of Breath Control in March 2017.

This event take place as part of Space to Breathe, a creative action in response to our city’s air pollution crisis. The weekend will feature installations, performances, talks and workshops highlighting the impact of air pollution on our health. What collective action can we take to make our cities less congested, cleaner and more energy efficient?

Curated by Cape Farewell and Shrinking Space, in partnership with King’s College London’s Environmental Research Group.

Supported by: Arts Council England, The Physiological Society, King’s College London Environmental Research Group; Somerset House; King's College London.



Date and time

28 January 2017

Please note
This is now a past event.


River Rooms, New Wing, Somerset House