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Circular breathing is a technique employed while playing a wind instruments that enables the production of a continuous tone without pause for a very long time. It is accomplished by breathing quickly through the nose while simultaneously pushing air into the instrument from the mouth. Circular breathing in flute performance poses very special demands on the performer because of the specific features of the instrument.
The idea of the Infinity project was born as an outcome of Natalia Jarząbek’s studies in the flute class of Professor Barbara Świątek-Żelazna at the Music Academy in Krakow. Natalia is able to use the technique of circular breathing almost inaudibly and imperceptibly, in a smooth and natural way. Her skills have won instant recognition.
In 2017, Natalia and Professor Świątek-Żelazna received the prestigious Małopolska Province Ars Quaerendi Prize in the ‘Master-Student’category, which enabled them to write a manual in circular breathing and to record a CD featuring pieces in which the use of this technique has produced outstanding artistic effects. The flutepart was recorded by Natalia, with Emmy Wils, a graduate of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, at the piano. The name of the project – Infinity – symbolizes both the unlimited possibilities of holding a tone and the boundless qualities of the flute as a musical instrument.
The selection of works on the CD is very diverse. It contains pieces for flute as well as Natalia Jarząbek’s transcriptions of compositions that were originally written for piano, violin or for both of these instruments. There are also a few pieces that have been recently composed especially for the Infinity project.
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PROF. BARBARA ŚWIĄTEK - ŻELAZNA