In 2017 Kathryn Williams asked me to write her a flute piece to be played in one breath for her project ‘Coming Up for Air’. My response was Thread, where the player’s breathing is controlled by an in-ear sound score, whilst their fingers simultaneously navigate maze-like notation. Kathryn has recently recorded over 40 pieces composed to this brief, and they’ve been released on the HCR label. You can listen to Thread and all of the other composers’ fantastic creations by buying the CD (https://www.nmcrec.co.uk/huddersfield-contemporary-records/coming-air) or on Spotify here.
Read more about Kathryn’s project here: http://www.kathryngwilliams.com/coming-up-for-air.html