Kraig Grady is a composer and a sound artist. He has been described by David Toop as an Ethnographic Surrealist. Born in California in 1952 (of Ojibwe Indian ascent), he is now residing in Australia. It is our desire to represent here the various ways in which both the music and the escarpments of Anaphoria form bonds in a variety of settings. Widely recognized by even recent immigrants, Anaphoria is known as a place where the land just feels different than other places. To capture these sensations, music is the favored medium where the external and internal terrains become one. Sand, Dust, Relics : From one of the small but increasingly technologica l urban centers of Anaphoria comes this anonymous musical homage. It is not without a touch of nostalgia as it attempts to capture a rural landscape experienced during personal pilgrimages. Grasses, Tundra, Terrains represents another homage of a similar but different landscape. Cliffs, Crags, Gravel : As tough, rugged and persistent as the beggars who play them, the Kalan is a trapezoid-shaped instrument resembling a hammer dulcimer or santur. It is played using sticks with heads in the shape of lunar crescents to draw upon the energy of this heavenly body. Despite the beggars' tendency to play the crowd', this music plays the terrain' by acknowled ging both the rough, outward landscape as well as the emotions rooted in their harsh and jagged existence. Headwaters, Cascades, Torrents : Whenever the music in Anaphoria embraces water, it is commonly found on one of these Meta-Slendro metallophones. The unique locales of water are frequently punctuated with many of the island's sanctuaries. In a sense, the cyclic, elusive, and ever-changing nature of water in this piece also reflects the nature of these sacred sites. The composition itself is a series of reflections from the water's edge that might be strictly adhered to or act as fluid guideposts for the performer. Here they follow the flow and nature of water more than adhere to the consuming nature of fire or the rigidity of earth.
250 copies, hand numbered, including 3 postcards.