The talented composer and librettist team of Gareth Williams and David James Brock who wrote The Sloans Project have created this beautiful piece of work:
Shuna Sendall Marie Claire Breen Alistair Digges Laura Baxter premiered this piece in Glasgow on Friday. It was part of of a Breath Cycle conference at Scottish Opera.
With the support of The Wellcome Trust, Gareth has created ‘Breath Cycle’ (with libretto by David James Brock) at the Respiratory ward at Gartnavel Royal Hospital, where he is making songs and opera specifically for patients with Cystic Fibrosis. The material is bespoke to lung capacity, range, and ability, and the effects of singing on respiratory health are being monitored and measured. As the patients can not physically spend time together, most of this project is being developed and presented online.