Sarah Peebles: Composer/Performer

PROJECTS & PERFORMANCES

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Resonating Bodies
Workaday
Smash & Teeny
Cinnamon Sphere trio
Bee Space

108—Walking Through Tokyo
Clear Dawn
Music for Incandescent Events; Sunset
AquaNightFlight

 

 

Fly By
Selfish Gene
Strange Nature
Sonic Circuits 96

Resonating Bodies

a series of art installations, community outreach projects
and web site which focuses on native bees and biodiversity

(photo:Sarah Peebles)

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Workaday Exhibit Harbourfront

Audio Bee Booths & Cabinets
amplified habitat sculptures for native, solitary bees and wasps 2008-2017


A self-guided vitrine “Studio Tour” in the group exhibit Workaday

(photo:Kevin Steele)

Harbourfront Centre Visual Art Exhibitions, Toronto
Jan 21 – Apr 23, 2017
Curated by Patrick Macaulay

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Smash & Teeny
Nilan Perera - alterered electric guitar and effects
Sarah Peebles - computer-assisted performance & shô (mouth-organ)

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(photo: Daniel Peebles)

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AquaNightFlight

a multi-channel audio performance involving processed audio of insects via laptop,
regular and under-water loud speaker(s) and mixing bowls vibrated via speaker drivers.

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Night Swim at Trinity Bellwoods pool / Nuit Blanche, Toronto 2006 (photo by Ron Miyanishi)

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Fly By

audiopedicab sonic intervention for outdoor and indoor spaces,
via laptop, bicycle rickshaw and loudspeakers

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Sarah Peebles on bicycle rickshaw (photo:Rob Cruickshank)

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Bee Space

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Bee Space (working title) sample: Smash and Teeny with visuals by Additv (January 2007).
Live electro-acousticaudio/visual improv derived from bees and other insects.

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108—Walking Through Tokyo

Christie Pearson and Sarah Peebles with Yoshimura Hiroshi

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For gallery exhibit / theatre screening (January 2006, 50 minutes)
A journey where image and sound immerse the viewer in an alternative cityscape: this is a soundscape of Tokyoset to a parallel work in photographs exploring Tokyo's unique urbanity, cinematically synchronized to the audio.

108—Walking Through Toyko (photo: Christie Pearson)

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CLEAR DAWN: Meditations from Paparoa and Kapiti Island

By Sarah Peebles, June 2004 - June 2005. Duration: 41:00 in 3 sections


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Bees at Lindsay Apieries, Johnsonville (photo: Peebles)

Concert Music (Tape) or Sound Installation
Stereo or Multi-channel

 "Clear Dawn" was inspired by my experiences recording birds in Aotearoa/New Zealand 2004-2005, and in coming together with a wide variety of people whom I met along the way.

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Sarah Peebles and Robert Cruickshank
sarahpeebles.net   robcruickshank.net

MUSIC FOR INCANDESCENT EVENTS; SUNSET

at McLuhan Festival of the Future - DeLeon White Gallery Rooftop Deck October, 2004
photo: Rob Cruickshank

Two or more loudspeakers are arranged in an outdoor location selected for its view of the sky at sunset. The sky’s changing light at dusk is measured by sensors which trigger stored fragments of sound derived from the tones of the shô (Japanese mouth-organ).

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Selfish Gene

Structured improvisation for small ensemble (2007)

I was initially interested in coming up with an effective strategy for creating intriguing improvisational experiences on a musical level, both for the performers and the audience. The workings of this piece have some things in common with current evolutionary theory.

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CINNAMON SPHERE


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Korean-influenced calligraphy performance and improvised soundscape:
cinematic, ritual performance for the eyes and ears

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STRANGE NATURE

A nocturnal drama in one act, transforming the Village of Yorkville Park (Toronto) into a dynamic night-time stage, employing movement-theatre, light sculpture, sound installation and electroacoustic music. Quartet Version, with lighting design by Jeff Bartlett, at The Southern Theatre in Minneapolis and regional Minnesota locations. Collaborative work with Takashi Harada, Kazue Mizushima, Yoji Toyosaki (Japan), Peter Chin and dancers.

(above: Peter Chin / photo: Adrienne Leong)

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SONIC CIRCUITS '96 IN TORONTO:

Festival of Electroacoustic Music

Radio, Performances, Installations, Workshops, Artists Served

 

 

“Transforming Temple” concert
September 25, 1993
Shukoji Temple, Kawasaki, Japan

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