Over the last few days I’ve been so interested in the relationship between the heartbeat, music and movement and have had a series of happy accidents on the theme!
Had a long chat with my mum who’s writing a children’s book, we spoke about the heartbeat and it’s relationship to language and specifically to iambic pentameter or hexameter e.g. Shakespeare’s ‘But soft! What light through yonder window breaks’ or the classic ‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again’ the opening lines to Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.
Later that day I turned on the radio to catch some of a brilliant progamme called The Skipped Beat which was about just that!
The lub dub or heart beat rhythm has been used for ever to unite people through the arts. In sound relaxation it is used to settle the heart rate and pave the way for a relaxing sonic journey, straight from the heart.