Computer Aided Breathing

  • Computer Aided Breathing performing Navigation at Orgelpark, Amsterdam 2008

Kirstin Gramlich: pipe organ and keyboards:
Stelios Manousakis: programming and live electronics
Stephanie Pan: voice, electronics, instruments

Computer Aided Breathing is a trio for voice, organs, and live electronics, formed in 2006, devoted to the many different shades of live improvisation, from totally free to compositionally guided.
The three members met while studying at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague, the Netherlands, where they all received diplomas in their respective fields. To date, they have performed using two basic setups: the first being the original, but location limited setup, with pipe organs; the second with a Hammond emulator.
The trio made their first cd release, Fukuoka Method, on Seven Inch Recordings in March 2007.

Their improvisations focus on mood, ambiance, texture and gesture. A fundamental aspect in their performances is that sonic elements flow from instrument to instrument and migrate from one perceptual quality to the other. The performers are considered to be part of one sonic environment, playing the same collective instrument. There are no solos; everyone is allowed to introduce a new element or elaborate on an existing one.

Computer Aided Breathing projects:


Reformation is a feature length film by Jeanette Groenendaal with music & sound design by Stelios Manousakis & Stephanie Pan. Premiered at IDFA 2011



Navigation is a 6-part open composition for four pipe organs, celesta, harmonium, voice, wine-glass, loopstation and live electronics, written for the Computer Aided Breathing trio. It is a site-specific piece, created in and for the Orgelpark in Amsterdam.


Computer Aided Breathing: Fukuoka Method [SIRcd002]

Debut CD release from experimental improvisation trio Computer Aided Breathing (Stephanie Pan/Kirstin Gramlich/Stelios Manousakis) on SevenInchRecordings [SIRcd002]. The album was recorded and compiled in DeFlat Studios by Stelios Manousakis from […]