SUPPORTED BY
Société Gavigniès
Global   Breath   began   with   the   idea   and   desire   of   Marco   Blaauw   to   organize   an international,   decentralized   festival   event,   where   a   trumpet   sound   would   move continuously   around   the   earth.   One   trumpet   sound   connecting   the   many   cultures of    the    world    —    a    global    breath    —    an    archaic    tone    of    great    symbolic    value representing a common fundamental link between all the peoples of this planet. Is the sound of trumpet-like instruments part of a primal language all humans have in common? Marco    Blaauw    is    one    of    the    worldwide    leading    trumpeters    in    the    field    of contemporary   classical   music.   He   and   his   team   are   supported   by   the   Stichting Global Breath, the Kunststiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, and the Société Gavigniès. To   place   the   dream   of   a   worldwide   trumpet   sound   on   solid   ground,   Marco   Blaauw and   his   team   initiated   an   international   research   project   as   the   first   phase   of   Global Breath,    which    provides    a    unique    look    into    the    major    traditions,    customs,    and sounds of the trumpet and other lip reed instruments.
„Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air.“ JFK
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Trumpet   pioneers   around   the   world   who   have   achieved   iconic   importance   on   the instrument      are      being      interviewed,      as      well      as      prominent      indigenous instrumentalists, music archaeologists, and composers. The   interviews   follow   in   part   a   consistently   identical   catalog   of   questions   in   which the   interview   partners   are   asked   about   their   perception   of   sound,   as   well   as   their social,    geographical,    and    political    environments,    documenting    their    personal history and their special playing techniques and genres. The trumpet as an extension of the voice After   16   filmed   interviews   and   travel   to   Australia,   England,   Germany,   Italy,   Scotland, Serbia,   and   the   United   States,   the   project   has   produced   hours   of   fascinating   and valuable material, as well as many more leads and questions to pursue. Global    Breath    has    already    produced    collaborations    with    exciting    partners,    in addition   to   its   initial   supporters.   Together   with   the   Folkwang   University   Essen,   the team   is   planning   a   conference   lasting   several   days   with   concerts,   symposia,   and workshops,    which    is    to    take    place    at    the    beginning    of    2020.    The    network established during the research trips will be used for this purpose. Inspired   by   the   Global   Breath   story,   the   star   documentary   film   team   of   Corinna   Belz (“Gerhard   Richter   Painting”)   and   Thomas   Riedelsheimer   (“Rivers   and   Tides:   Andrew Goldsworthy”)   are   following   Marco   Blaauw   and   his   research   in   their   current   film   co- production. To   support   the   project,   Blaauw   created   the   “Stichting   Global   Breath”   (Global   Breath Foundation).   Its   board   members   are   Rebecca   Saunders,   Nico   Blaauw,   and   Renee Jonker.
A international research- and concert-project about the historical and contemporary sound of the trumpet.
 website under construction
SUPPORTED BY
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.
Global    Breath    began    with    the    idea    and    desire    of Marco      Blaauw      to      organize      an      international, decentralized   festival   event,   where   a   trumpet   sound would    move    continuously    around    the    earth.    One trumpet   sound   connecting   the   many   cultures   of   the world   —   a   global   breath   —   an   archaic   tone   of   great symbolic   value   representing   a   common   fundamental link between all the peoples of this planet. Is the sound of trumpet-like instruments part of a primal language all humans have in common? To   place   the   dream   of   a   worldwide   trumpet   sound   on solid   ground,   Marco   Blaauw   and   his   team   initiated   an international    research    project    as    the    first    phase    of Global   Breath,   which   provides   a   unique   look   into   the major   traditions,   customs,   and   sounds   of   the   trumpet and other lip reed instruments. Trumpet     pioneers     around     the     world     who     have achieved    iconic    importance    on    the    instrument    are being   interviewed,   as   well   as   prominent   indigenous instrumentalists,         music         archaeologists,         and composers.
The   interviews   follow   in   part   a   consistently   identical catalog   of   questions   in   which   the   interview   partners are   asked   about   their   perception   of   sound,   as   well   as their   social,   geographical,   and   political   environments, documenting   their   personal   history   and   their   special playing techniques and genres. After    16    filmed    interviews    and    travel    to    Australia, England,    Germany,    Italy,    Scotland,    Serbia,    and    the United    States,    the    project    has    produced    hours    of fascinating    and    valuable    material,    as    well    as    many more leads and questions to pursue. The trumpet as an extension of the voice Global    Breath    has    already    produced    collaborations with     exciting     partners,     in     addition     to     its     initial supporters.    Together    with    the    Folkwang    University Essen,    the    team    is    planning    a    conference    lasting several   days   with   concerts,   symposia,   and   workshops, which   is   to   take   place   at   the   beginning   of   2020.   The network   established   during   the   research   trips   will   be used for this purpose. Inspired     by     the     Global     Breath     story,     the     star documentary    film    team    of    Corinna    Belz    (“Gerhard Richter   Painting”)   and   Thomas   Riedelsheimer   (“Rivers and   Tides:   Andrew   Goldsworthy”)   are   following   Marco Blaauw    and    his    research    in    their    current    film    co- production. To   support   the   project,   Blaauw   created   the   “Stichting Global   Breath”   (Global   Breath   Foundation).   Its   board members    are    Rebecca    Saunders,    Nico    Blaauw,    and Renee Jonker.