a long breath (2021)Commissioned by the Friends of Congress Square Park
set of wind harps installed on lampposts in Portland Me’s Congress Square Park
A Long Breath is an acoustic sound installation where several wind harps installed in Congress Square Park generate sound as they resonate with the wind. Through sound, the invisible and ephemeral elements of the wind and environment become palpable. The piece invites listeners to engage in close listening to their environment, and offers a sonic contrast through which community members can consider, and perhaps escape from, internal and external circumstances. A Long Breath is named for the personal and communal experience of spending the last year waiting, and the long exhale that we all hope will follow.