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The Apocrypha Chronicles

The Apocrypha Chronicles

By re:Naissance Opera
The year is 2156. A young archivist, Phe, has just discovered a digital time capsule dating back to 2020, the year of the first of the Great Pandemics.

Phe’s fascination with dangerous digital technology - poisons from before the Age of Symbiosis - upsets their mentor Lar, a bio-engineer. But a mysterious, living voice seems to be speaking through this ancient technology, hinting at a coming disaster that might threaten Phe and Lar’s world.

The Apocrypha Chronicles is a groundbreaking sci-fi / documentary podcast by re:Naissance Opera.
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Episode Three: The Time Capsule

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Episode Six: The Show
Season Finale: As Equinox festivities approach, Phe shocks Lar with a daring plan to help the mysterious entity from the Myconet. www.apocryphachronicles.ca Creative Team: Rae Takei as Phe Renae Morriseau as Lar Mela Pietropaolo as The FI Directed by and other voices by Stephanie Wong Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann. Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo. Audio producers, Natasha Aziz & Paolo Pietropaolo. Mixed by Natasha Aziz. Creative Producer, Melanie Yeats. Executive Producer, Debi Wong. Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Actors recorded by Alex Penney at Monarch Studios. With special thanks to River (Cassandra) Blondin Burt for their contributions to world-building. This episode features: "Catching Spirit" created and performed by Raven Grenier; "I Empty The Glass" created and performed by Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野; "Three Black Feathers" by Luke Hathaway & Benton Roark and performed by Benton Roark. Produced by re:Naissance Opera as a part of IndieFest 2020. Music Performed & Recorded By: Benton Roark and Jessica McMann, with extra contributions from Carole Bestvater, violin, Kate Read, viola, Vernon Regehr, cello, Bill Brennan, percussion and piano & Michelle LaCour, recording engineer. ****************************** Thank you to the contributing artists who have shared their experiences with us: Waubgeshig Rice, Tyler Simpson, Debi Wong, Fathima Mohiuddin, Nancy Tam, Chris Gatchalian, Jackson Wai Chung Tse, Teiya Kasahara, Stephanie Tritchew, Heather Pawsey, Benton Roark & Jessica Schacht. A very special thanks to Victor Guerin for sharing his knowledge of the hun’q’umi’num language. This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. ****************************** The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The City Of Vancouver, Creative BC, and the Province of British Columbia. re:Naissance Opera acknowledges the support of the Canada Council For The Arts. We also acknowledge the Government of Canada's support for IndieFest.
40:20
March 3, 2021
Episode Five: The Eaters
In the penultimate episode of Season One, Phe has an encounter that strengthens their resolve to take action. www.apocryphachronicles.ca ****************************** Creative Team: Rae Takei as Phe Renae Morriseau as Lar Mela Pietropaolo as The FI Directed by and other voices by Stephanie Wong Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann. Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo. Audio producers, Natasha Aziz & Paolo Pietropaolo. Mixed by Natasha Aziz. Creative Producer, Melanie Yeats. Executive Producer, Debi Wong. Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Actors recorded by Alex Penney at Monarch Studios. With special thanks to River (Cassandra) Blondin Burt for their contributions to world-building. This episode features "Anishinaabemowin Audio Log" written and read by Waubgeshig Rice. Produced by re:Naissance Opera as a part of IndieFest 2020. Music Performed & Recorded By: Benton Roark and Jessica McMann, with extra contributions from Carole Bestvater, violin, Kate Read, viola, Vernon Regehr, cello, Bill Brennan, percussion and piano & Michelle LaCour, recording engineer. ****************************** Thank you to the contributing artists who have shared their experiences with us: Waubgeshig Rice, Tyler Simpson, Debi Wong, Fathima Mohiuddin, Nancy Tam, Chris Gatchalian, Jackson Wai Chung Tse, Teiya Kasahara, Stephanie Tritchew, Heather Pawsey, Benton Roark & Jessica Schacht. A very special thanks to Victor Guerin for sharing his knowledge of the hun’q’umi’num language. This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. ****************************** The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The City Of Vancouver, Creative BC, and the Province of British Columbia. re:Naissance Opera acknowledges the support of the Canada Council For The Arts. We also acknowledge the Government of Canada's support for IndieFest.
23:05
February 23, 2021
Episode Four: Interweaving
Hoping to solve the mystery of the transmission of the voices from the year 2020, Elder Lar performs the ritual of Interweaving with the Myconet, allowing her thoughts to meld with the fungal networks that knit society together. www.apocryphachronicles.ca ****************************** Creative Team: Rae Takei as Phe Renae Morriseau as Lar Mela Pietropaolo as The FI Directed by and other voices by Stephanie Wong Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann. Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo. Audio producers, Natasha Aziz & Paolo Pietropaolo. Mixed by Natasha Aziz. Creative Producer, Melanie Yeats. Executive Producer, Debi Wong. Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Actors recorded by Alex Penney at Monarch Studios. With special thanks to River (Cassandra) Blondin Burt for their contributions to world-building. This episode features "Thislocation" by Brian & Caleb Chan. Produced by re:Naissance Opera as a part of IndieFest 2020. Music Performed & Recorded By: Benton Roark and Jessica McMann, with extra contributions from Carole Bestvater, violin, Kate Read, viola, Vernon Regehr, cello, Bill Brennan, percussion and piano & Michelle LaCour, recording engineer. ****************************** Thank you to the contributing artists who have shared their experiences with us: Waubgeshig Rice, Tyler Simpson, Debi Wong, Fathima Mohiuddin, Nancy Tam, Chris Gatchalian, Jackson Wai Chung Tse, Teiya Kasahara, Stephanie Tritchew, Heather Pawsey, Benton Roark & Jessica Schacht. A very special thanks to Victor Guerin for sharing his knowledge of the hun’q’umi’num language. This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. ****************************** The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The City Of Vancouver, Creative BC, and the Province of British Columbia. re:Naissance Opera acknowledges the support of the Canada Council For The Arts. We also acknowledge the Government of Canada's support for IndieFest.
24:38
February 16, 2021
Bonus: Meanwhile, In The Myconet...
The mysterious voice accesses the myconet, infusing more messages from the 2020 time capsule. www.apocryphachronicles.ca Creative Team: Rae Takei as Phe Renae Morriseau as Lar Mela Pietropaolo as The FI Directed by and other voices by Stephanie Wong Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann. Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo. Audio producers, Natasha Aziz & Paolo Pietropaolo. Mixed by Natasha Aziz. Creative Producer, Melanie Yeats. Executive Producer, Debi Wong. Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Actors recorded by Alex Penney at Monarch Studios. With special thanks to River (Cassandra) Blondin Burt for their contributions to world-building. Produced by re:Naissance Opera as a part of IndieFest 2020. Music Performed & Recorded By: Benton Roark and Jessica McMann, with extra contributions from Carole Bestvater, violin, Kate Read, viola, Vernon Regehr, cello, Bill Brennan, percussion and piano & Michelle LaCour, recording engineer. ****************************** Thank you to the contributing artists who have shared their experiences with us: Waubgeshig Rice, Tyler Simpson, Debi Wong, Fathima Mohiuddin, Nancy Tam, Chris Gatchalian, Jackson Wai Chung Tse, Teiya Kasahara, Stephanie Tritchew, Heather Pawsey, Benton Roark & Jessica Schacht. A very special thanks to Victor Guerin for sharing his knowledge of the hun’q’umi’num language. This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. ****************************** The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The City Of Vancouver, Creative BC, and the Province of British Columbia. re:Naissance Opera acknowledges the support of the Canada Council For The Arts. We also acknowledge the Government of Canada's support for IndieFest.
09:17
February 9, 2021
Episode Three: The Time Capsule
Phe has a startling theory about the origins of the transmission containing the mysterious voices from the past. Lar worries how their community will react. www.apocryphachronicles.ca ****************************** Creative Team: Rae Takei as Phe Renae Morriseau as Lar Mela Pietropaolo as The FI Directed by and other voices by Stephanie Wong Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann. Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo. Audio producers, Natasha Aziz & Paolo Pietropaolo. Mixed by Natasha Aziz. Creative Producer, Melanie Yeats. Executive Producer, Debi Wong. Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Actors recorded by Alex Penney at Monarch Studios. With special thanks to River (Cassandra) Blondin Burt for their contributions to world-building. Produced by re:Naissance Opera as a part of IndieFest 2020. Music Performed & Recorded By: Benton Roark and Jessica McMann, with extra contributions from Carole Bestvater, violin, Kate Read, viola, Vernon Regehr, cello, Bill Brennan, percussion and piano & Michelle LaCour, recording engineer. ****************************** Thank you to the contributing artists who have shared their experiences with us: Waubgeshig Rice, Tyler Simpson, Debi Wong, Fathima Mohiuddin, Nancy Tam, Chris Gatchalian, Jackson Wai Chung Tse, Teiya Kasahara, Stephanie Tritchew, Heather Pawsey, Benton Roark & Jessica Schacht. A very special thanks to Victor Guerin for sharing his knowledge of the hun’q’umi’num language. This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. ****************************** The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The City Of Vancouver, Creative BC, and the Province of British Columbia. re:Naissance Opera acknowledges the support of the Canada Council For The Arts. We also acknowledge the Government of Canada's support for IndieFest.
25:17
February 2, 2021
Episode Two: The Myconet
Phe shares their discovery with their mentor, Lar, an Elder and bio-engineer. As they debate the meaning of the transmission, the mysterious voices from the past return. www.apocryphachronicles.ca ****************************** Creative Team: Rae Takei as Phe Renae Morriseau as Lar Mela Pietropaolo as The FI Directed by and other voices by Stephanie Wong Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann. Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo. Audio producers, Natasha Aziz & Paolo Pietropaolo. Mixed by Natasha Aziz. Creative Producer, Melanie Yeats. Executive Producer, Debi Wong. Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Actors recorded by Alex Penney at Monarch Studios. With special thanks to River (Cassandra) Blondin Burt for their contributions to world-building. Produced by re:Naissance Opera as a part of IndieFest 2020. Music Performed & Recorded By: Benton Roark and Jessica McMann, with extra contributions from Carole Bestvater, violin, Kate Read, viola, Vernon Regehr, cello, Bill Brennan, percussion and piano & Michelle LaCour, recording engineer. ****************************** Thank you to the contributing artists who have shared their experiences with us: Waubgeshig Rice, Tyler Simpson, Debi Wong, Fathima Mohiuddin, Nancy Tam, Chris Gatchalian, Jackson Wai Chung Tse, Teiya Kasahara, Stephanie Tritchew, Heather Pawsey, Benton Roark & Jessica Schacht. A very special thanks to Victor Guerin for sharing his knowledge of the hun’q’umi’num language and to River (Cassandra) Blondin Burt for their contributions to world-building. This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. ****************************** The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The City Of Vancouver, Creative BC, and the Province of British Columbia. re:Naissance Opera acknowledges the support of the Canada Council For The Arts. We also acknowledge the Government of Canada's support for IndieFest.
33:56
January 26, 2021
Episode One: The Last Gathering
The year is 2156. Phe, a young archivist, is on a mushroom walk in the woods, experimenting with a piece of ancient digital tech. Suddenly, it starts to transmit sound - voices from the past. www.apocryphachronicles.ca *.    *.    *.    *.    * Creative Team: Rae Takei as Phe | Renae Morriseau as Lar |  Mela Pietropaolo as The FI Directed by and other voices by Stephanie Wong Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann. Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo. Audio producers, Natasha Aziz & Paolo Pietropaolo. Mixed by Natasha Aziz. Creative Producer, Melanie Yeats.  Executive Producer, Debi Wong. Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark. With special thanks to River (Cassandra) Blondin Burt for their contributions to world-building. This project was produced by re:Naissance Opera as a part of IndieFest 2020. Thank you to the contributing artists who have shared their experiences with us: Waubgeshig Rice, Tyler Simpson, Debi Wong, Fathima Mohiuddin, Nancy Tam, Chris Gatchalian, Jackson Wai Chung Tse, Teiya Kasahara, Stephanie Tritchew, Heather Pawsey, Benton Roark & Jessica Schacht. A very special thanks to Victor Guerin for sharing his knowledge of the hun’q’umi’num language.  This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.  The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The City Of Vancouver, Creative BC, and the Province of British Columbia. re:Naissance Opera acknowledges the support of the Canada Council For The Arts. We also acknowledge the Government of Canada's support for IndieFest.
20:02
January 19, 2021
Introducing: The Apocrypha Chronicles
The year is 2156. A young archivist, Phe, has just discovered a digital time capsule dating back to 2020, the year of the first of the Great Pandemics. The Apocrypha Chronicles is a groundbreaking sci-fi / documentary podcast that transcends the pandemic, using the frame of a speculative fictional drama to present reflections from contemporary artists. The podcast was created by Peabody award-winning veterans of Canadian public radio, along with opera and new music composers, theatre-makers, Indigenous storytellers, and other artists across the spectrum of today’s performing arts scene.  The Apocrypha Chronicles creates a conversation between our uncertain digital present and a more hopeful organic future. First episode drops Jan. 19th, 2021. ------------------ Creative Team: Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann. Directed by Stephanie Wong. Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo. Audio producer & mixer, Natasha Aziz. Creative Producer, Melanie Yeats. Executive Producer, Debi Wong. Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. With special thanks to Victor Guerin for sharing his knowledge of hun'qumi'nem language & River Blondin Burt for sharing their creativity. This project was produced by re:Naissance Opera as a part of IndieFest 2020. The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The City Of Vancouver, Creative BC, and the Province of British Columbia. re:Naissance Opera acknowledges the support of the Canada Council For The Arts. We also acknowledge the Government of Canada's support for IndieFest.
01:56
January 14, 2021