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Good Breathing
12 Tango Etudes, 2011
Equinox, 2013
Stigi/Stairs, 2015
OK!Quoi? -festival, Sackville, N.B., Canada, 2009
Kyrksalen, Holmsund, 2011

Performance with Karin Aurell on flute and Gerd Aurell on overhead projector




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Good Breathing and 12 Tangos

Good Breathing is a collaboration between musician Karin Aurell and visual artist Gerd Aurell. Since 2009 the two sisters have been developing a performative practice where Karin plays flute while Gerd plays overhead projector using a combination of prepared images and interventions.

Good Breathing, their first collaborative piece, is a graphic narrative of the two sisters’ childhood in Eastern Canada. Good Breathing was originally made for the opening cabaret of the OK!Quoi?–festival in Sackville, New Brunswick in Canada, 2009.

After that followed ”12 Tangos for Solo Flute”, a music piece written by the Argentinian-Canadian composer Martin Kutnowski. Here Karin and the music is at the center of the piece, while Gerd’s imagery on the overhead projector follows, comments and argues with the music, creating new connections between the two as the piece evolves. 12 Tangos was performed together with Good Breathing at a special venue in Kyrksalen in Holmsund in October 2011.

In 2013 the two sisters toured Eastern Canada with the show ”Equinox”, playing new music by Canadian composers.

In 2015 they created a new piece, ”Stigi/Stairs”, for Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seydisfjördur, Iceland, as a part of their residency program. Here they collected sound and images on site and made a performance with flute and three overhead projectors that was a homage to the landscape of Seydisfjördur and the artwork of Dieter Roth.