Sounds and Concept
I want to use breaths sounds. It’s almost a noise, meanwhile contains so much information. For example, soft breath = calm, a long exhale = relieve, with combinations of inhale, exhale and silence, the expressions change. If we put breath in a musical context, a short and deep inhale could indicate a start and a long gradual inhale/exhale feels just like a string bowing.
I’ve been playing around with a breath sensor I made and realized that I could not only use it to detect breathing gestures but also record the sounds of it. What I want to do is not only take use of breath sounds but also try using the sound to control the sound itself. I think that might be an interesting feedback loop.
I want to make the listener hear breath as a language, so the first part is to establish breathing phrases — different combinations of inhale, exhale and silence in various length and depth. Then a sentence, a paragraph or a statement will be made out of these phrases. After that is the abstract phase, and this is when the “sound controlled by sound itself comes in”. And it ends in a calm dialogue.
The listener will listen through a headphone, hopefully could be performed live, if not, there’ll be a simple visualization would be there for better understanding. I think it’s more a semantic listening experience like I said before I would like them to hear it like a bizarre language.