The inspiration and text for this piece stems from the essay "Breathing" by Steven Conner.
"It took nearly as long for the workings of the voice to be understood as those of the breath - and for similar reasons. By definition, you can't see either process in action. In the early 18th century, there was disagreement about whether the voice was primarily a wind instrument (Dodart), or a string instrument (Antoine Ferrein). Ferrein won the day..."
performed by Relâche