SUPPORTED BY
Société Gavigniès
Searching   worldwide   we   are   interviewing   trumpet   "pioneers"   who   have achieved   iconic   importance   on   the   instrument.   The   interviews   concern the   social,   geographical,   and   political   environments,   documenting   their personal history and their special playing techniques and genres. The   second   part   of   Global   Breath   serves   to   create   a   recording   archive   of the   iconographic   sounds,   as   well   as   a   video   archive   of   the   interviews.   An exchange   between   the   selected   pioneers   is   hoped   for,   with   concerts, special   courses   and   master   classes   planned   in   the   home   countries   of   the artists. The   third   part   is   an   international,   decentralized   festival   event,   where   over the   course   of   24   hours   a   trumpet   sound   -   the   global   breath   -   will   move continuously     around     the     earth.     One     continuous     trumpet     sound connecting   the   many   cultures   of   the   world.   A   global   breath   —   an   archaic tone   representing   a   common   basic   link   between   humans   on   this   planet, and thus of great symbolic value.
The    Dutch    trumpeter    Marco    Blaauw    is    one    of    the    worldwide    leading trumpeters   in   the   field   of   contemporary   classical   music.   Supported   by the    Global    Breath    Foundation,    the    Arts    Foundation    of    North    Rhine- Westphalia   and   the   Société   Gavigniès,   he   works   with   a   small   team   on   the realization of this project. The   first   part   of   Global   Breath   is   an   international   research   project   taking a   hitherto   unique   look   into   the   major   traditions,   customs,   and   sounds   of the   trumpet,   as   an   archaic   instrument   of   communication   with   its   ritual meanings   in   cult   and   religion,   to   its   contemporary   use   as   a   strong   voice   in many   music   genres   and   as   an   experimental   sound   source.   The   sound   of the    trumpet    has    been    part    of    human    societies    around    the    globe    for millennia in diverse cultural contexts: — for hunting — to enable people to communicate over long distances — to chase away demons in animistic rituals — as an intermediary between God and man — as a messenger of kings and queens —    for    signaling    military    commands    and    robbing    the    enemy    of    their courage by making a terrifying noise Does the sound of the trumpet have a common human significance?
„Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air.“ JFK
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Société Gavigniès
„Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air.“ JFK
A international research- and concert-project about the historical and contemporary sound of the trumpet.
The    Dutch    trumpeter    Marco    Blaauw    is    one    of    the worldwide      leading      trumpeters      in      the      field      of contemporary     classical     music.     Supported     by     the Global    Breath    Foundation,    the    Arts    Foundation    of North   Rhine-Westphalia   and   the   Société   Gavigniès,   he works    with    a    small    team    on    the    realization    of    this project. The    first    part    of    Global    Breath    is    an    international research   project   taking   a   hitherto   unique   look   into   the major   traditions,   customs,   and   sounds   of   the   trumpet, as   an   archaic   instrument   of   communication   with   its ritual      meanings      in      cult      and      religion,      to      its contemporary   use   as   a   strong   voice   in   many   music genres    and    as    an    experimental    sound    source.    The sound    of    the    trumpet    has    been    part    of    human societies    around    the    globe    for    millennia    in    diverse cultural contexts: — for hunting —     to     enable     people     to     communicate     over     long distances — to chase away demons in animistic rituals — as an intermediary between God and man — as a messenger of kings and queens —   for   signaling   military   commands   and   robbing   the enemy of their courage by making a terrifying noise Does    the    sound    of    the    trumpet    have    a    common human significance?
Searching    worldwide    we    are    interviewing    trumpet "pioneers"   who   have   achieved   iconic   importance   on the    instrument.    The    interviews    concern    the    social, geographical,          and          political          environments, documenting   their   personal   history   and   their   special playing techniques and genres. The   second   part   of   Global   Breath   serves   to   create   a recording   archive   of   the   iconographic   sounds,   as   well as    a    video    archive    of    the    interviews.    An    exchange between    the    selected    pioneers    is    hoped    for,    with concerts,   special   courses   and   master   classes   planned in the home countries of the artists. The     third     part     is     an     international,     decentralized festival   event,   where   over   the   course   of   24   hours   a trumpet     sound     -     the     global     breath     -     will     move continuously     around     the     earth.     One     continuous trumpet   sound   connecting   the   many   cultures   of   the world.   A   global   breath   —   an   archaic   tone   representing a   common   basic   link   between   humans   on   this   planet, and thus of great symbolic value.