David James Brock

playwright, poet, librettist

David James Brock is a Canadian playwright, poet and librettist. Author of poetry collection, Everyone is CO2. Librettist for Scottish pub opera, The Sloans Project. Co-creator of Breath Cycle, an opera for cystic fibrosis.

Breath Cycle: Making Music for Fragile Voices (Tedx by Gareth Williams)

Gareth Williams, my creative partner on Breath Cycle, was fantastic in this Tedx Talk on our project that engages singers with cystic fibrosis in the singing of opera. Gareth recently discussed Breath Cycle at the University of Edinburgh, and he engaged the audience to breathe, and even sing, while explaining our pilot project with Scottish Opera and Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow.

Gareth's talk focused on the work he and singer/vocal coach Marie Claire Breen undertook teaching operatic singing techniques and breath control to the participants.

Please have a look and spread the word about Breath Cycle as we plan to expand the creative and therapeutic elements of the project in the upcoming months in Europe, the US, and Canada.