ANDREW NIESS
audiovisual researcher | instrument maker | editor



three breathing places

04’ 16”
recorded 11–13 March, 2021

An accrual of daily meditations with an instrument I built that joins my breath with three other inputs: the current air quality in three cities. Audio signals are routed to three bone-conduction transducers attached to my skin. As I breathe, so do the transducers, vibrating my bones and inviting me to attune to scales that exceed and emplace me. Planetary change renders my skull conduit and resonator.

For details on why and how I made this, see Breath-controlled Instrument Design for Ecological Crises.