The Fertile vOid

The Team


Producer, Writer, composer: Carrie Katz

Carrie Katz is a somatic (body-oriented) and expressive arts psychotherapist in private practice in Berkeley, and a writer, composer, singer, and musician, founder of the Pagan Lounge ensemble Rosin Coven and The Fertile Void Ensemble. She is also the mom of two awesome teenagers that teach her about life every day.

Psychotherapy practice

Rosin Coven:


Music director, composer: Dan Cantrell 

Dan Cantrell is an Emmy award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist known for his innovative film scoring approach, and his virtuosic abilities on the accordion, piano, and musical saw. Dan is appreciated by directors and collaborators for his collection of odd instruments from around the world, his love for the idiosyncratic and flawed beauty found in live acoustic performance, his exploration of haunting and mysterious ambient sound textures, and a proclivity for experimentation with arcane recording techniques. His resulting compositional artistry supports hundreds of cinematic works and performances, and his orchestral and chamber music have been performed with The Oakland Symphony, and at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Washington DC's Kennedy Center, among others. Dan's compositions for film and television have earned him numerous awards including an Emmy Award and a Golden Gate award.


Creative support: Daniel Ari 

Poet laureate of Richmond, CA, Daniel writes, publishes and performs widely. He teaches performance and generative writing at The Writing Salon in Berkeley, his Richmond home and elsewhere. Daniel produced The 2017 Richmond Anthology of Poetry, the city's first, representing its diverse voices.


Photo by Steve Haimovitz 

Contributing musicians

Lila Sklar   

Patrick Cress 

Laura Inserra

Beth Vandervennet

Valentino Peeps


Images: Ann Arden McDonald

Web Design: Michele Friedman