"Kaladar Kodex" (1999 / 10:40)
published on “Gathering”
(spool FIELD 5 SPF305 Double CD with video)
Two musicians and a calligrapher come together in a rural field, where they explore their musical, artistic, physical and spiritual connection to the elements and to the historical farm surrounding them. Peebles reconstructs their performance and the myriad of views recorded by herself and Perera with an eye towards the textures of plants, of creatures and ink, musical gesture, and non-linear, experimental form. This is a tableau of improvisation in the moment — an autumn afternoon as the storm approaches beyond the barn. Featuring (in order of appearance) Chung Gong Ha–calligraphy, Nilan Perera–prepared electric guitar and effects and Sarah Peebles–computer-assisted performance; the group collectively known as "Cinnamon Sphere".
Sarah Peebles, computer-assisted performance and shô (Japanese mouth-organ)
Nilan Perera, altered electric guitar and effects
Chung Gong Ha, calligraphy performance
Sarah Peebles, production; Nilan Perera and Sarah Peebles videography; Andrew Kines, editing. Recorded at The Farm at Kaladar, Ontario, September 1998. Supported in part through Canada Council for the Arts Music Section: Career Development Program and Media Arts: Interdisciplinary Work and Performance Art Program.