‘breath’ … live @ Melbourne Didge Festival-2013

Breath … live @ Melbourne Didgeridu & Cultural Festival – 2013

a beautiful trio of breath-based musicians

Anne Norman – shakuhachi (flutes)
Sanshi – didgerido, bell
Reo Matsumoto – beatbox, chant, bells

BREATH plays music rooted in the moment: Intuitive music-making that builds evocative soundscapes and then bursts
into rhythms that makes you want to get up and dance. Combining the haunting and meditative sounds of shakuhachi
with the mesmeric and pulsing drone of the didj and the playful soundscapes of Reo’s mouth and breath.

These three players bring an incredible combination of talent, sounds and colours: Anne conjures melodies that
sing through the shakuhachi, inspired by the time and place, and the sounds offered by her musical partners;
Sanshi plays didjeridoo with a power and creative flare that combines rhythms of Arnhem land with street tribal;
Reo simply astounds with what he is able to create with his mouth. There is a synthesizer and drum-kit hiding in
there somewhere!

BREATH performed at the Melbourne Didgeridoo Festival on March 2nd 2013 to a fabulously enthusiastic crowd. Their
next gig is on Sunday 14th April 2013 from 6pm at the Bodhi Tree, Cnr Oxford St & Scarborough Beach Rd Mt
Hawthorn Perth, WA 6016. Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/CLCV


Anne Norman –  http://AnneNorman.com , http://annenorman.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/breath/
Sanshi – http://www.didgeridoobreath.com
Reo Matsumoto – http://reoblog.exblog.jp/
Melbourne Didgeridu & Cultural Festival – www.didgefestival.com

NOTE:   There are also VIDEO tracks (some different) from this gig to be accessed via here … or under VIDEO in the top menu.   Much better if you have fast internet connection.



Breath intro … 7mins

01-Breath (Ibuki) … Intro – trio


Sattva … 5mins

02-Sattva … Eb Kin (prayer bell), Ab (2.5) shakuhachi, the Thirteen Buddhas Mantra


Seagull … 4.25mins

03-Seagull … D didj, D shak, beatbox


Whooo … 2.9mins

06-Whooo … a playful conversation in G for didj & shak – Sanshi & Anne


Distance Eight (Futa futa futari) … 2.1mins

08-Distance Eight: futa futa futari – “ftuff ftuff taddy” …  duo of D (1.8) shak & mouth

The title is a play on words:

futari = 二里  … an old Japanese unit of distance equivalent to 8km.
futari = 二人  … two people


Breath with guest Koji … 6.9mins

09-Languid Landscape … Piece with guest Koji Matsumoto on Halo, with E (1.60) shak, B didj, beatbox



Duelling Fun … didgeridoo & Reo’s MOUTH|


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