The Sea that Connects ご縁
For fipple flute, bell, didgeridoo, chant, beatbox by Breath Trio
Some view the sea as that which separates, but for centuries ocean wind and currents have borne many to meet on distant shores.
Breath Trio are Anne Norman (shakuhachi), Sanshi (didgeridoo), Reo Matsumoto (beatbox (voice percussion)). Breath plays music rooted in the moment: Intuitive music-making that builds evocative soundscapes and then bursts into rhythms that makes you want to get up and dance. Combining the haunting and meditative sounds of shakuhachi with the mesmeric and pulsing drone of the didj and the playful soundscapes of Reo’s mouth and breath.
These three players bring an incredible combination of talent, sounds and colours:
Anne conjures melodies that sing through the shakuhachi, inspired by the time and place, and the sounds offered by her musical partners;
Sanshi plays didjeridoo with a power and creative flare that combines rhythms of Arnhem land with street tribal;
Reo simply astounds with what he is able to create with his mouth. There is a synthesizer and drum-kit hiding in there somewhere!
The Sea that Connects was released on the CD Ocean Breath in 2013.
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Music and text copyright © 2013 by Breath Trio