21 personas en mi bano

Translated title of the contribution: 21 people in my bathroom

Monty Adkins (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Cuando era niño, me encantaba cantar en el baño. Ahora, en un momento en que Covid-19 nos ha impedido cantar juntos, los invito a cantar durante 19 minutos en su baño con un coro imaginado a través de su teléfono. Se ha demostrado que cantar es beneficioso para la salud mental. Los cantantes presentan niveles más altos de la proteína inmunoglobulina inmediatamente después de cantar. Este es un anticuerpo que beneficia la función inmune de las membranas mucosas, y también se ha demostrado que cantar puede ayudar a las personas que sufren de dolor crónico.


Coloque el teléfono en un recipiente convexo o frutero para ayudar a la amplificación. Puede ser necesario estabilizar el tazón con un paño y cantar junto con el audio de 19 m en su baño y relajarse.

As a child I loved singing in the bath. Singing may be a bit of an exaggeration – what I loved was finding the nodal point of the room and exiting it and listening to it resonate. Now, at a time when Covid-19 has stopped us from singing together, I invite you to sing for 19 minutes in your bath with a virtual choir via your smartphone. 21 friends from around the world each provided me with two sung notes, recorded in their own bathroom. I have extended these to form long harmonic pads over which you are invited to improvise your own songs and melodies, tuning in and out at will.

The science

Singing is good for you! Singing has been demonstrated to improve mental health and wellbeing. Singing not only lowers cortisol and relieves stress and tension, but studies have also shown that when people sing, endorphins and oxytocin are released by the brain which reduces anxiety levels. Oxytocin also enhances feelings of togetherness which explains reports that singing also improves depression and feelings of loneliness. Singing also has a physiological effect on the body. Immediately after singing, studies have shown that singers have higher levels of the protein immunoglobulin A, an antibody known to benefit the immune function of mucous membranes. Studies have also shown that singing can help people suffering from long-term chronic pain and can have a real impact on the amount of pain relief medication used by participants.


Place the phone in a convex or fruit bowl to aid amplification. It may be necessary to stabilize the bowl with a cloth and sing along with the 19m audio in your bathroom and relax.
Translated title of the contribution21 people in my bathroom
Original languageSpanish
Media of outputOnline
Size19 minutes
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2020


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