Neuburg, Ikeda and Gatti
Listen as avant-garde songstress Amy X Neuburg creates a new song cycle with her Cello Chixtet.
Learn patience from ceramicist Shuji Ikeda who fires his woven clay baskets in a kiln that must burn for seven days.
And then meet designer Stanlee Gatti as he creates a floral masterpiece at the Conservatory of Flowers.
Visit the studio of ceramicist and ikebana artist Shuji Ikeda to see his craftsmanship and innovative methods.
Hear vocalist Amy X Neuburg and her Cello Chixtet interpreting the secret language of subways.
Hear designer Stanlee Gatti has to say about his "ONE: An Earth Installation" at the Conservatory of Flowers.
Spark Video Player
Please note that not all of the Spark video segments are included on this playlist. We are adding more weekly, but many more are available individually on corresponding artist profile pages. To find more videos, search the Artist Profiles directory.
Major funding for Spark is provided by by Diane B. Wilsey. Additional funding is provided by the George Frederick Jewett Foundation, Helen Sarah Steyer, and Gretchen Kimball.
Spark is a production of KQED.
Spark airs on KQED 9 on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Repeat broadcasts can be seen throughout the week on KQED.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.