Breathe with the Wind

Akari Komura


Breathe with the Wind seeks the ultimate dimension of intimacy with the earth. The piece invites both the listeners and performers to find awareness and build closer relations to the surrounding natural world. Originally premiered as an outdoor sound ceremony and installation, this virtual iteration integrates a dancer to embody the elements along with the musicians’ sonic embodiment. The air element is particularly symbolic to the work through the perception of winds enfolding our inhaled and exhaled breaths as a collective.

Composer: Akari Komura; Flutes: Justine Sedky, Peter Formanek; Brass: Neal Anderson, Zara Teicher; Saxophones: Eric Schweitzer, Kaleigh Wilder; Bass: Ben Willis, Betsy Soukup; Drums: Jon Taylor, Cory Tripathy; Director: J. Clay Gonzalez; Video: Stuart Dobson, Luke Atzinger; Audio: Geoff Brown; Dance: Shannon Nulf