Topic: involuntarily opening of muscles
I am an oboist living in Israel. When playing, of course I breathe out through my mouth and the nose muscles are closed like when we close nose muscles when there's a bad smell.
Occasionally, during playing, these nose ??muscles open involuntarily..first
producing a noise when I continue to play, and shortly thereafter preventing
me from playing at all.
I don't know to whom to turn....it usually happens during a pressurized
performance.... perhaps it's a psychological problem with a bad medical result. I"ve been checked by an ear, nose, throat doctor and they found no visible problem. I've had this problem on and off for about 20 years..I am now 67 years old and am still playing and performing with the oboe.
Anybody have any experience or knowledge concerning this situation?