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 .
The debut of an episodic, semi extemporaneous anarchist cooking program:
Every Cookie Is A Tiny Fist Raised Against the Dismal Edifice of Babylon
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
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
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.
cream together warm oil and brown sugar
mix dry ingredients
gradually add dry to wet
cook for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on barbecue
while the cookies bake, chant the mantra of king shark
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.