Equinoctial Experiment 2023

THRUMS w. Anju Singh on voice

We held the 2nd Vernal Equinoctial Experiment on March 20, 2023 at Gabriola Island’s Agi Hall.

Matt Rogalsky presented some current work about “using field recordings in improvisation, in terms of inspiration from the “Honourable Harvest” of Indigenous food gathering.” and performed an audiovisual composition in which he improvised in collusion with a thawing lake.

Anju Singh improvised with a recording made using a violin as a prosthetic ear to hear with a tree, and presented recent live-coding work in the esoteric programming language Orca .

and THRUMS sang the spinning wheel

Locally sourced Shropshire fleece hand dyed with foraged Phaeolus Schweinizii spun on a century old Canadian Production Loom prepared for use with monotonic plucked drone instrument. DSP in Max/MSP/Jitter using Austin Franklin’s PnP.Maxtools https://austinfranklinmusic.com/softw… to manipulate fx chains with live vocals.

Cultivate 2019 Show Report, part 1

The debut of an episodic, semi extemporaneous anarchist cooking program:

Every Cookie Is A Tiny Fist  Raised Against the Dismal  Edifice of Babylon

  • 144 Cookies
  • secret knowledge
  • Bhakti Anarcho-Pragmatism
  • Love & Rage
  • a clean kitchen

The performance ran 5 times over the course of the afternoon to crowds of various sizes. Everyone enjoyed the cookies – maybe the anarchism will catch on as well.

the Cinnamon Clinamen Liberty Biscuit (a cookie for all occasions)

  • 100g coconut oil
  • 180 g brown sugar
  • 200 g whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp chai spice

The baking itself was done on a barbecue. A few bricks under the cookie tray keeps the cookies in a flow of hot air and undermines the brute banality of the systems which would deprive us of a nuanced incarnation.

But I can love it one cookie at a time.
  1. cream together warm oil and brown sugar
  2. add egg
  3. mix dry ingredients
  4. gradually add dry to wet
  5. form cookies
  6. cook for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on barbecue
  7. while the cookies bake, chant the mantra of king shark

My Name Is Trixie. I Like To Party.


So this is a thing:


Actually two things.

I’ll be barbecueing cookies (probably vegan cookies) and processing the sounds of cookie production, accompanied by brief musical interludes and some little chats about love and rage and memetic contagion.

On Saturday evening we will gather in the shining place and chant the mantra of King Shark.