5th to 7th October at Market Hall
A breathing ratio of a 4 second inhale and a 6 second exhale is understood to train and improve the activity of the vagus nerve. This is a cranial nerve which controls ‘parasympathetic wiring’ namely - the organs that control rest, digest, repair activity. The term vagal tone refers to how well the vagus nerve functions. This is a technique that can be repeated for as little or as long as the user requires.
At Spatial Sound 2021, HotHouse invite the public to be part of a life-changing data gathering exercise in the full dome at The Market Hall, Plymouth. Visitors will be invited to pop their finger in a monitor before and after so we can get a snapshot of their heart rate variability.
Test sonics supplied by Tawiah to a simple visual prototype flower created by the Award-winning VR creator Alex Ruhl (director of Cats Are Not Peas) for HotHouse Music. The sonics have been produced spatially by Artist and researcher who works with 3D audio systems, light and physical computing to build immersive audiovisual environments. Currently a director of Call & Response and PhD researcher at University College Falmouth, Tom’s creative practice revolves around how sound and image producing technologies affect our understanding of terms like virtuality and disembodiment.
As part of ongoing research and development by HotHouse into the sonic potential of full dome, conference attendees will be treated to a gala event. Tawiah will be performing exclusive new work produced for the Plymouth 19.1 Yamaha set up by Tom Slater (Call & Response).
AS THESE ARE RESEARCH PROJECTS VISITORS ARE ASKED NOT TO PHOTOGRAPH OR FILM THESE PROJECTS
"The Most effective way to improve heart rate variability, and the associated benefits to blood pressure and emotional mood responses, is by regularly using resonance frequency breathing.
...Breathing at the most precise rate is the most effective in terms of training and improving the vagal tone and stress response. It particularly aligns with the baroreflex element of the parasympathetic response, modulating pressure in the blood vessels."
-‘NEURON Smart Wellness Made Easy’ by Julia jones PHD
Introducing our series of demos, hacks and experiments in immersive audio-visual.
"THE HUM": A BREATH METRONOME TO TRAIN THE VAGUS NERVE.
In partnership with Dr Julia Jones, Hot House Music test a unique music project to gather data that will assist her smart wellness programme.
Tawiah has written, performed and toured with Mark Ronson, Blood Orange, Kindness, Cinematic Orchestra, Moses Sumney, Cee-Lo, Kano and Ghostpoet. Tawiah released her debut album 'Starts Again' in Autumn 2019. An instant classic, the album gained critical acclaim across the board, cementing Tawiah as one of the most talented performers that the UK has to offer. Following the LP's release, Tawiah secured 2022 support tours with Michael Kiwanuka.