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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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.
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.