Collective breath

Artist Neville Gabie has put together a striking piece of work called “Collective Breath“, which culminated in this┬ávideo, 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.