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From The Wall Street Journal – Why Breathing Matters (Even More Than You’d Think): Claire Chase

This is copyright protected, so just a couple of notes.

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim
January 28, 2012
“Last week’s concert by flutist Claire Chase at (Le) Poisson Rouge, celebrating the release of her new CD “Terrestre,” offered no shortage of athletic challenges and technical sorcery of its own. But what struck me the most about the recent compositions for flute was the return of the breath. By turns expressive, mysterious, and dramatic, it was always unapologetically human. As Chase later told me over the phone, ‘Breath is the one thing we can’t live without. As flute players, it’s something we should honor.’ ”

Claire Chase

See the full article here.

Ms Chase is the leader of ICE – The International Contemporary Ensemble.

At Q2 from New York Public Radio, you can find three long form videocast concerts by ICELAB, the performance group from ICE. Just visit Q2 and search on ICELAB.


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