Sea Peach, the highly-anticipated new collaboration between Catherine Kidd and Jack Beetz, features a collection of interlinked pieces which constitute a bonsai performance version of Kidd's novel Bestial Rooms. The stories and poems focus on themes of memory and zoo animals, chickens and global warming, a giant leech that sucks up the whole world, and a gentler creature, the Sea Peach, who might inspire humans to restore the world to itself. Through voice, image, sound and text this CD/book recreates these performances. A lovely package, Sea Peach can sit on either your CD rack or your bookshelf.
Catherine Kidd is the author of the novel Bestial Rooms (due to be released by Thomas Allen), as well as two previous releases by Conundrum Press.
Jack Beetz is a DJ and music mastering engineer. On the vinyl lathe in his studio, Chopstick, he cuts records and dub plates for reggae artists in New York, Montreal, and abroad.