17 episodes

The year is 2187, thirty-one years since the emergence of the Fungal Intelligence, or The FI.

Since first discovery, the archivist, Phe and the bio-engineer, Lar have worked with The FI to help advance the medicines, agriculture, and environment in their home-sphere, x̌ʷay̓x̌ʷəy̓. Now Phe dreams of expanding the benefits of the FI beyond their home sphere - to achieve revolutionary advancements for all life across Cascadia.

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

The Apocrypha Chronicles re:Naissance Opera

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    • 4.6 • 54 Ratings

The year is 2187, thirty-one years since the emergence of the Fungal Intelligence, or The FI.

Since first discovery, the archivist, Phe and the bio-engineer, Lar have worked with The FI to help advance the medicines, agriculture, and environment in their home-sphere, x̌ʷay̓x̌ʷəy̓. Now Phe dreams of expanding the benefits of the FI beyond their home sphere - to achieve revolutionary advancements for all life across Cascadia.

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

    S2 E7 Finale: Equinox

    S2 E7 Finale: Equinox

    Finale Part 2: Equinox

    After seven suns in quarantine, the travelers receive an urgent message that will drastically change the course of their lives. With the Equinox fast approaching, each of these travelers must confront their beliefs about each other and themselves, and make tough decisions for the sake of the future.

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    Creative Team:

    Rae Takei as Phe

    Mela Pietropaolo as the Fungal Intelligence

    Derek Chan as Huilo

    Yoshie Bancroft as Doctor Eli Wong

    Tiffany Ayalik as Pijujuq

    Inuksuk Mackay as Uqhuuyaq

    Raugi Yu as Coyote

    Stephanie Wong as the Myconet Computer Voice.

    Renae Morriseau as Lar

    Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann.

    Directed by Stephanie Wong.

    Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo with contributions from Melanie Yeats, Benton Roark, Stephanie Wong & Debi Wong.

    Dramaturgy and Casting Direction by Melanie Yeats.

    Sound Design by Rebecca Nolan.

    Audio Producers, Rebecca Nolan and Olivia Quan.

    Creative Producer, Stephanie Wong.

    Executive Producer, Debi Wong.

    Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. 

    Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark.

    This project was produced by re:Naissance Opera.

    reopera.ca/the-apocrypha-chronicles/

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    Music from the Apocrypha Chronicles was performed and recorded by Jessica McMann and Benton Roark, with additional performances by Jae-won Bang on violin, Daniel Morphy on percussion, Ellen Marple on trombone, Carole Bestvater on violin, Kate Read on viola, Vernon Regehr on cello, and Bill Brennan on percussion and piano. Additional recording engineering by Michelle LaCour.

    Excerpts of original works by the following artists:

    Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Desiree Dawson

    PIQSIQ

    Kyle Gryphon

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    In E6 you heard an excerpt from the original work, “Hyphae”, by Ruby Singh and "ThisLocation" by Brian and Caleb Chan. You also heard an original audio work by Paolo Pietropaolo.

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    Special thanks to the following people who contributed their stories to this podcast:

    Waubgeshig Rice

    Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Cassandra Blondin Burt

    Angie Eckel

    Debi Wong

    Heather Pawsey

    Fathima Mohiuddin

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    Very special thanks to Victor Guerin of the Musqueam for sharing his knowledge of the Hun’q’umi’num language and to Cassandra Blondin Burt for sharing their imagination. 



    This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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    The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia. 

    This season is dedicated to the memory of Olivia Quan. 

    • 43 min
    S2 E6: Quarantine

    S2 E6: Quarantine

    Finale Part 1: Quarantine

    The year is 2187. A group of strangers gather outside of x̌ʷay̓x̌ʷəy̓ in time for the Equinox. They must first quarantine themselves before entering the sphere. The travelers are met by the famous Archivist Phe, who ushers them in with news of a mysterious and impending message from the Fungal Intelligence. 

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    Creative Team:

    Rae Takei as Phe

    Mela Pietropaolo as the Fungal Intelligence

    Derek Chan as Huilo

    Yoshie Bancroft as Doctor Eli Wong

    Tiffany Ayalik as Pijujuq

    Inuksuk Mackay as Uqhuuyaq

    Raugi Yu as Coyote

    Stephanie Wong as the Myconet Computer Voice.

    Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann.

    Directed by Stephanie Wong.

    Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo with contributions from Melanie Yeats, Benton Roark, Stephanie Wong & Debi Wong.

    Dramaturgy and Casting Direction by Melanie Yeats.

    Sound Design by Rebecca Nolan.

    Audio Producers, Rebecca Nolan and Olivia Quan.

    Creative Producer, Stephanie Wong.

    Executive Producer, Debi Wong.

    Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. 

    Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark.

    This project was produced by re:Naissance Opera.

    reopera.ca/the-apocrypha-chronicles/

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    Music from the Apocrypha Chronicles was performed and recorded by Jessica McMann and Benton Roark, with additional performances by Jae-won Bang on violin, Daniel Morphy on percussion, Ellen Marple on trombone, Carole Bestvater on violin, Kate Read on viola, Vernon Regehr on cello, and Bill Brennan on percussion and piano. Additional recording engineering by Michelle LaCour.Excerpts of original works by the following artists:

    Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Desiree Dawson

    PIQSIQ

    Kyle Gryphon

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    In E6, you listened to an excerpt of the original work 'Hyphae' by Ruby Singh.

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    Special thanks to the following people who contributed their stories about leaving to grow:

    Waubgeshig Rice

    Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Cassandra Blondin Burt

    Angie Eckel

    Debi Wong

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    Very special thanks to Victor Guerin of the Musqueam for sharing his knowledge of the Hun’q’umi’num language and to Cassandra Blondin Burt for sharing their imagination. 



    This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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    The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia. 

    This season is dedicated to the memory of Olivia Quan. 

    • 33 min
    S2 E5: The Outposter’s Tale

    S2 E5: The Outposter’s Tale

    The year is 2217. Coyote is an Outposter who lives in a cabin in the Similkameen Valley. After receiving a surprise visit from his granddaughter Eden, he reminisces about the journey he made 30 years earlier, to the x̌ʷay̓x̌ʷəy̓ Sphere. It was on this trip that his world view was completely transformed by the chance encounters with a group of strangers and the famed Fungal Intelligence.

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    Creative Team:

    Raugi Yu as Coyote

    Mela Pietropaolo as Eden

    Rae Takei as Phe

    Derek Chan as Huilo

    Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann.

    Directed by Stephanie Wong.

    Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo with contributions from Melanie Yeats, Benton Roark, Stephanie Wong & Debi Wong.

    Dramaturgy and Casting Direction by Melanie Yeats.

    Sound Design by Rebecca Nolan.

    Audio Producers, Rebecca Nolan and Olivia Quan.

    Creative Producer, Stephanie Wong.

    Executive Producer, Debi Wong.

    Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark.

    Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark.

    This project was produced by re:Naissance Opera.

    reopera.ca/the-apocrypha-chronicles/

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    Music from the Apocrypha Chronicles was performed and recorded by Jessica McMann and Benton Roark, with additional performances by Jae-won Bang on violin, Daniel Morphy on percussion, Ellen Marple on trombone, Carole Bestvater on violin, Kate Read on viola, Vernon Regehr on cello, and Bill Brennan on percussion and piano. Additional recording engineering by Michelle LaCour.

    Excerpts of original works by the following artists:

    Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Desiree Dawson

    PIQSIQ

    Kyle Gryphon

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    In E5 you heard an original work by Kyle Gryphon, “Coyote’s Lament”, commissioned by re:Naissance Opera.

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    Special thanks to the following people who contributed their stories about leaving to grow:

    Waubgeshig Rice

    Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Cassandra Blondin Burt

    Angie Eckel

    Debi Wong

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    Very special thanks to Victor Guerin of the Musqueam for sharing his knowledge of the Hun’q’umi’num language and to Cassandra Blondin Burt for sharing their imagination.

    This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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    The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia.

    This season is dedicated to the memory of Olivia Quan.

    • 32 min
    S2: Intermission

    S2: Intermission

    Hearken back to the walk that the Archivist Phe took to discover the FI— 31 years ago in 2156— in this musical intermission by composers Jessica McMann and Benton Roark.

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    "Footsteps" by Jessica McMann and Benton Roark.

    From the album The Apocrypha Chronicles: Mycologue Imprints, composed by Jessica McMann and Benton Roark & released March 20, 2022.

    Listen to the Album: https://open.spotify.com/album/3zaN4nlVyVXOFz4J7hKgqm?si=Jd-aScxDQAeOZvnjRJjhXA

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    Creative Team:

    Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann.

    Directed by Stephanie Wong.

    Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo with contributions from Melanie Yeats, Benton Roark, Stephanie Wong & Debi Wong.

    Dramaturgy and Casting Direction by Melanie Yeats.

    Sound Design by Rebecca Nolan.

    Audio Producers, Rebecca Nolan and Olivia Quan.

    Creative Producer, Stephanie Wong.

    Executive Producer, Debi Wong.

    Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. 

    Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark.

    This project was produced by re:Naissance Opera.

    reopera.ca/the-apocrypha-chronicles/

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    Music from the Apocrypha Chronicles was performed and recorded by Jessica McMann and Benton Roark, with additional performances by Jae-won Bang on violin, Daniel Morphy on percussion, Ellen Marple on trombone, Carole Bestvater on violin, Kate Read on viola, Vernon Regehr on cello, and Bill Brennan on percussion and piano.

    Additional recording engineering by Michelle LaCour.Excerpts of original works by the following artists:

    Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Desiree Dawson

    PIQSIQ

    Kyle Gryphon

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    Special thanks to the following people who contributed their stories about leaving to grow:

    Waubgeshig Rice Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Cassandra Blondin Burt

    Angie Eckel

    Debi Wong

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    Very special thanks to Victor Guerin of the Musqueam for sharing his knowledge of the Hun’q’umi’num language and to Cassandra Blondin Burt for sharing their imagination. 

    This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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    The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia. 

    This season is dedicated to the memory of Olivia Quan. 

    • 2 min
    S2 E4: The Sisters' Tale

    S2 E4: The Sisters' Tale

    The year is 2187. Uqhuuyaq and Pijujuq are a well known sister duo from the Igluvut Sphere in the far North who have journeyed to x̌ʷay̓x̌ʷəy̓ to perform in The Show. But they carry with them a great secret, and a quest to help save their homelands. They encounter a strange acolyte outside the x̌ʷay̓x̌ʷəy̓ Quarantine zone who might risk both their mission, and their sisterhood.

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    Creative Team:

    Tiffany Ayalik as Pijujuq

    Inuksuk Mackay as Uqhuuyaq

    Derek Chan as Huilo

    Stephanie Wong as the Myconet Computer Voice.

    Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann.

    Directed by Stephanie Wong.

    Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo with contributions from Melanie Yeats, Benton Roark, Stephanie Wong & Debi Wong.

    Dramaturgy and Casting Direction by Melanie Yeats.

    Sound Design by Rebecca Nolan.

    Audio Producers, Rebecca Nolan and Olivia Quan.

    Creative Producer, Stephanie Wong.

    Executive Producer, Debi Wong.

    Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. 

    Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark.

    This project was produced by re:Naissance Opera.

    https://reopera.ca/the-apocrypha-chronicles/

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    Music from the Apocrypha Chronicles was performed and recorded by Jessica McMann and Benton Roark, with additional performances by Jae-won Bang on violin, Daniel Morphy on percussion, Ellen Marple on trombone, Carole Bestvater on violin, Kate Read on viola, Vernon Regehr on cello, and Bill Brennan on percussion and piano. Additional recording engineering by Michelle LaCour.Excerpts of original works by the following artists:

    Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Desiree Dawson

    PIQSIQ

    Kyle Gryphon

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    In E4 you heard an original work by PIQSIQ, "Hypha", commissioned by re:Naissance Opera.

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    Special thanks to the following people who contributed their stories about leaving to grow:

    Waubgeshig Rice

    Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Cassandra Blondin Burt

    Angie Eckel

    Debi Wong

    **********

    Very special thanks to Victor Guerin of the Musqueam for sharing his knowledge of the Hun’q’umi’num language and to Cassandra Blondin Burt for sharing their imagination. 

    This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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    The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia. 

    This season is dedicated to the memory of Olivia Quan. 

    • 30 min
    S2 E3: The Explorer's Tale

    S2 E3: The Explorer's Tale

    Dr. Eli Wong is an anthropologist, ethnobotanist and documentarian from Tkaron:to. Through her audio documentary “The Messengers”, she recounts her trek across Turtle Island searching for solutions to the consumption and expansion issues that are impacting the East. She connects with Cascasdian communities of Nomads, Outposters, and Spherefolk, with a particular interest in the x̌ʷay̓x̌ʷəy̓ Sphere and the rumoured Fungal Intelligence that has brought them wonders.

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    Creative Team:

    Yoshie Bancroft as Dr. Eli Wong

    Aryo Khakpour as Zana Esfahani

    Raven John as Tekah

    Diana Bang as Alaska

    Other voices by Stephanie Wong.

    Original music by Benton Roark & Jessica McMann.

    Directed by Stephanie Wong.

    Written by Jessica Schacht & Paolo Pietropaolo with contributions from Melanie Yeats, Benton Roark, Stephanie Wong & Debi Wong.

    Dramaturgy and Casting Direction by Melanie Yeats.

    Sound Design by Rebecca Nolan.

    Audio Producers, Rebecca Nolan and Olivia Quan.

    Creative Producer, Stephanie Wong.

    Executive Producer, Debi Wong.

    Original concept by Debi Wong & Benton Roark. 

    Artistic Directors, Debi Wong & Benton Roark.

    This project was produced by re:Naissance Opera.

    reopera.ca/the-apocrypha-chronicles/

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    Music from the Apocrypha Chronicles was performed and recorded by Jessica McMann and Benton Roark, with additional performances by Jae-won Bang on violin, Daniel Morphy on percussion, Ellen Marple on trombone, Carole Bestvater on violin, Kate Read on viola, Vernon Regehr on cello, and Bill Brennan on percussion and piano. Additional recording engineering by Michelle LaCour.

    Excerpts of original works by the following artists:

    Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Desiree Dawson

    PIQSIQ

    Kyle Gryphon

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    In E3 you heard an original work by Desiree Dawson, “The Rhythm”, commissioned by re:Naissance Opera.

    Special thanks to the following people who contributed their stories about leaving to grow:

    Waubgeshig Rice

    Renae Morriseau

    Modern Biology

    Cassandra Blondin Burt

    Angie Eckel

    Debi Wong

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    Very special thanks to Victor Guerin of the Musqueam for sharing his knowledge of the Hun’q’umi’num language and to Cassandra Blondin Burt for sharing their imagination. 

    This podcast was produced on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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    The Apocrypha Chronicles was made possible through generous support from The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia. 

    This season is dedicated to the memory of Olivia Quan.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

post-apocalyptic ,

Awesome podcast

This is the most unique listen experience I’ve never had. This podcast is amazing and deeply moving 🦥🦥🦧🐐🐐

kateoh15 ,

Incredible work!

I cannot believe I didn’t hear about this podcast sooner but I’m so happy I’ve found it now. The concept is STUNNING. The writers have captured the current zeitgeist and imagined its future in what feels like a hopeful way. Thank you 🙏

horibondi ,

Getting faster now

By the fourth episode it got some movement..
The duets between music and text at times works exceptionally well.

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