TORONTO'S DYNAMIC MIXED MEDIA TRIO

Korean-influenced calligraphy performance and soundscape:

Ha Chung GongNilan PereraSarah Peebles

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PUBLICATIONS

VIDEOS
Videos available from Cinnamon Sphere and V-tape (http://www.vtape.org).

  • "Kaladar Kodex" (1999, 10:00)
  • "If You Catch a Bird" - Cinnamon Sphere with Jin Hi Kim, excerpts (1997/99, 10:00)
  • "Cinnamon Sphere with Jin Hi Kim" (1997, 36:00)
  • "Slow Life" (1997, 5:00)
    handshobrush  handshobrush  handshobrush
    images from "If You Catch a Bird" and "Kaladar Kodex


RECORDINGS

  • "Hover" CD demo containing various works (September 1999)
  • "Cinnamon Sphere" CD with painting: "Where the Sea Meets the Land" (1997, 50:00) and "Kaladar Kodex" video soundtrack (1999, 10:00) (limited edition, available from Cinnamon Sphere)
  • " 'Whose Forest?' Defending Our Public Lands" CD benefit compilation;
    Hornblower Recordings, April 1998 (HR 98104) - Cinnamon Sphere & Jin Hi Kim, "Insect Groove" Available from Verge Distribution, The Canadian Music Centre Distribution Service and CDeMUSIC (see distributors list).
  • "Musicworks 66" CD compilation; Musicworks 66 (September 1996); "Cinnamon Sphere (interludes 1&4)" excerpts from an Art Gallery of Ontario performance.

WRITINGS

  • "Musicworks #66" magazine:
    "High-tech vs. My-tech" (by Sarah Peebles) article with cover art, photos, audio examples and thoughts on Cinnamon Sphere's improvising process.

Gongpainting


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WORKSHOPS

For university, high school, and junior high school students or in community settings:

  • Calligraphy, Movement & Meditation
  • Prepared Electric Guitar
  • Sound Installation
  • Music & Politics
  • Improvisation Skills
  • Computer & Tape Music:
      ~ Max and Sample Cell programs, sampling and recording techniques,
      ~ electroacoustic and soundscape aesthetics,
      ~ real-time and prerecorded performance,
      ~ high-tech and low-tech approaches to sound

"I have talked with most of the students, and they have said:

'This was the most important thing I have done in high school.'
'This is the most interesting thing Minnetonka has ever done.'
'No one in my life has ever talked with me like that before.'

You are all natural teachers. You have knowledge, style and integrity. You are real people and you address real issues. Thank you for your talent and commitment." — Jerry Wilkes, Minnetonka High School, Minnesota


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INVITATIONS, PERFORMANCES & DEVELOPMENT

Japan Tour 1999:

  • Nov.30: Kobe International Modern Music Festival, XEBEC Studio, Kobe
  • Dec.4: Kokush�-ji temple, Agui-Cho (40 minutes from Nagoya) with special guest Yano Shiku S�ry�, shakuhachi
  • Dec.5: Ry�senji temple, Shuzenji, Izu Peebles and Perera join with Furuya Kazuko (voice/poetry)
  • Dec.8: Plan B, Tokyo Peebles and Perera join with Adachi Tomomi (voice, vln, electronics) and Arima Sumihisa (computer)
  • Dec.12: Space Alta, Yokohama with special guest Ishikawa K�, sh�

Open Ears Twilight Sound Series, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (May 21, 1999)

Development, "Bul Joel" / "Fire Temple" (June - September, 1998)
Music Gallery, Toronto; The Farm, Tweed, Ontario
Interdisciplinary Work and Performance Art Program, Canada Council for the Arts


Calligraphy by Chung Gong Ha / Photo: Laurence Acland

Strange Attractors, International Festival of Experimental Intermedia Art (May 15, 1998), Metropolitan State University, Nobles eXperimental interMedia Studio, St. Paul, Minnesota

Minnetonka High School Residency, Minnetonka, MN (May 11-13, 1998) Concert, Workshops, Lectures, Student Collaboration Concert: Calligraphy/Movement, Computer Music, Prepared Guitar, Sound Installation, Music & Politics, Improvisation Skills

Sonic Residues, a Day of Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art Events (December 21, 1997), Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Exhibition of paintings by Ha, with Cinnamon Sphere art-book, pre-recorded music

Cinnamon Sphere with special guest Jin Hi Kim (December 17, 1997)
The Music Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Cinnamon Sphere at Open Space (August 16, 1997)
Presented by Moon Shadow Players at Open Space, Guelph, Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario, Asian Heritage Month (May 22,1996)


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CINNAMON SPHERE HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY:

The Canada Council for the Arts
  • Music Section: Career Development Program; New Music Special Projects
  • Media Arts: Interdisciplinary Work and Performance Art Program
Toronto Arts Council
Air Canada
Canada's Year of Asia Pacific 1997
(External Affairs, Government of Canada)
Consulate General of the Korean Republic
CFMT-TV Korea
CIUT 89.5 FM
  GerrAudio, Inc.
Steve's Music
  Bill Blakeny & Friends
  Music Gallery
  Minnetonka Public Schools (MN)

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