After receiving a degree in Spanish she ended up in Valparaiso Chile, living on a hill (cerro alegre) in total solitude with nothing but a typewriter and a beautiful view. Here she began writing songs, at age 26.
Six months later she took a bus across the Andes, arriving in Buenos Aires. Within a few days she met composer Christian Basso and they began recording together and eventually married. Their song "The Movement" can be heard in the film "Dot the I" starring Gael Garcia Bernal. She also took up accordion, which was easier to travel with than a piano.
Some years later she returned to Denver and immediately formed band Tarantella with John Rumley (Slim Cessna's Auto Club and Hush) where they also shared a meaningful co-writing situation. In 2000, Kal recorded with Lilium, and has appeared doing back-up vocals for locals Munly and Roger Green. Kal has been onstage to play keyboards for Woven Hand and has appeared with The Denver Gentlemen. Kal was also part of the band Tarantella.