Biggs seems to be pretty accomplished; Disaster Amnesiac must find more of her stuff.
If it's not already the case, Cheryl Leonard will surely be admired as an artist that more than capably fuses environmental elements with artistic vision. The ways in which she presents the materials that she uses, followed by the sounds that she coaxes from them, is always an aesthetic pleasure. She gets the most cosmic sounds out of the simplest of earthly material: smooth stones, twigs, water, bones. Her rigs are always beautiful, to boot.
For her Schoolhouse set, Cheryl was joined by Phillip Greenlief for the piece Meltwater. Based in her travels to Antarctica, the piece used melting icicles, hung from the ceiling, their runoff dripping into mic'd beakers, as the basic rhythm, on top of which the duo eventually utilized bows on beakers, penguin bones in beakers, stones on stone slabs, and small percussive hits. The piece built up from the quiet dripping into a collage of Antarctic environmental sounds. At one point, a helicopter flew over the Richmond neighborhood in which the Schoolhouse is located, and one could easily imagine it as some patrol, flying over the frozen south.Small lights illuminated the icicles, as well as the the water-filled beakers on the floor; the set took on a shimmering, cave-like atmosphere. Lovely!