Collective breath

Artist Neville Gabie has put together a striking piece of work called “Collective Breath“, which culminated in this video, filmed at Mace Head research station in Ireland. The piece is an instrument that is played using the compressed breath of 1111 people from the WOMAD festival. Neville, who I met through a Cabot Institute event, was partly inspired by some of the equipment that we used for compressing and storing air samples in the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group. I gave a short talk on greenhouse gases at the installation at WOMAD.