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Breath Cycle

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PublisherEdinburgh DataVault
Date of data productionJan 2014 - Jan 2014
Date made availableJan 2014

Description

Breath Cycle is a community opera and singing project informed by and performed by people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The project was conceived of and led by Gareth Williams, during his time as Composer in Residence at Scottish Opera from 2011 to 2014, as part of his practice to find new participants and collaborators in the creation and performance of new opera. The project was developed and delivered at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow. Breath Cycle set out to measure the impact of singing on the lung function of people with CF, and to create music for people with CF to sing together.

This dataset is held in the Edinburgh DataVault, directly accessible only to authorised University of Edinburgh users. External users may request access to a copy of the data by contacting the Principal Investigator, Contact Person or Data Manager named on this page. University of Edinburgh users who wish to have direct access should consult the information about retrieving data from the DataVault at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault.

Abstract

Composer Gareth Williams and librettist David James Brock created Breath Cycle songs, duets and ensemble pieces – a concept community opera project for people with cystic fibrosis, inspired by conversations they had with participants during the project and bespoke for each voice they encountered.

Together with Scottish Opera and Gartnavel General Hospital's respiratory unit, the project explored the effect of learning classical singing techniques and breath control on the respiratory health of Breath Cycle participants. Due to a high risk of infection, people with cystic fibrosis can't physically spend time together. With this in mind, most of this project was developed and presented online. Breath Cycle considered how participants can interact safely with each other, used the internet as a place to meet, learn and build a community. Voices were recorded individually and put together through video and sound editing.

## Access ##
This dataset is held in the Edinburgh DataVault, directly accessible only to authorised University of Edinburgh users. External users may request access to a copy of the data by contacting the Principal Investigator, Contact Person or Data Manager named on this page or email CAHSS REF: cahss.ref@ed.ac.uk. University of Edinburgh users who wish to have direct access should consult the information about retrieving data from the DataVault at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault .

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  • Breath Cycle

    Storage locationEdinburgh DataVault
    Access descriptionThis dataset is held in the DataVault, directly accessible only to authorised University of Edinburgh staff. To request a copy, contact the Depositor, or the Contact Person or Data Manager. Further info: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault
    Mediahttps://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault
    TypeAudiovisual

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