The film screening and panel discussion was presented in Berkeley, CA on November 15, 2022. Kala Arts presents Not Apart, Together, an eco-art film screening by The Mycos Project with live original score by Irene Sazer and Kate Stenberg. The evening includes a panel discussion featuring esteemed Ohlone leaders Corrina Gould, Ruth Orta and Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods, along with environmental biologist Ravinder Sehgal and moderated by writer/educator Anna Lappé.
In Order: Kate Stenberg, Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Corrina Gould, Ruth Orta, Anna Lappé, Irene Sazer, Ravinder Sehgal
Original music created, recorded and performed by Real Vocal String Quartet in collaboration with artists from eight San Francisco international sister cities.Featuring Irene Sazer, Sumaia Jackson, David Tangney and Sam Shuhan, with international guest artists Soo-Yeon Lyuh, Fely Tchaco, Marta Roma, Laura Inserra, Máirtín de Cógáin and Roberta Valente. The USA premiere was presented on May 25, 2019 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum.
Culture Kin was envisioned by Irene Sazer of Real Vocal String Quartet (RVSQ) and created in collaboration with artists from eight San Francisco international sister cities from Côte d’Ivoire, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, Brazil, and Japan.
RVSQ brings the world a little closer through a joyful interplay of vocal chamber music, improvisation, and unique instrumentation that can only be classified as genre-bursting music. RVSQ embraces diverse influences from classical, jazz, rock, as well as traditional roots music from West Africa, Brazil, and rural America.
With past performances on the Tonight Show, with Feist at Coachella, and as cultural ambassadors with the State Department, RVSQ strides forward on an adventurous path. This project received significant support for commissioning and recording Culture Kin from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Special Award in the Arts.
In Order: Alexandre Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Sumaia Jackson (Santa Cruz, USA), Fely Tchaco (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire/USA), Marta Roma (Barcelona, Spain), Sam Shuhan (Chicago, USA), Roberta Cunha Valente (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Soo Yeon Lyuh (Seoul, South Korea/USA), Irene Sazer (Berkeley, USA), Seiko Tachibana (Osaka, Japan/USA), David Tangney (Los Angeles, USA), Maírtín de Cógáin (Cork, Ireland/USA)