Join us for a special evening of word and sound in Montalvo’s Italianate Garden. Artist Taraneh Hemami will continue her ongoing activation of her sound sculpture One Voice (Yek Seda) created for the Montalvo’s outdoor exhibition Now Hear This! with special guests: acclaimed Iranian American composer Sahba Aminikia, Iranian born vocalist/performer Dina Zarif, and Bay Area composer/harpist Amelia Romano. Lucas Artists Fellows Rwandan-born/Belgium-based vocalist and composer Aurelie Lierman and New York-based playwright Alva Rogers will also share their work with live performances in the Garden.
After, artist Taro Hattori leads a wrap-up presentation and performance celebrating his 14-month community conversation project Rolling Counterpoint. Involving multiple partners throughout the Bay Area, and envisioned as a platform for conversation and question-making about experiences of division and belonging in contemporary society, Rolling Counterpoint consists of two teahouses: one stationary space installed outdoors on Montalvo's 175-acre public park and one mobile teahouse, which traveled to 10 locations in cities in the Bay Area in 2017 (Cupertino, San Jose, Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco).