Ryan Shah, Collette Keating, Katherine Schloss, and Julia Cunningham in Conversation
In conjunction with BAMPFA’s streaming presentation of CineSpin: Brussels Loops, watch a live conversation and Q&A with musician Ryan Shah and BAMPFA Student Committee members Collette Keating, Katherine Schloss, and Julia Cunningham.
A sophomore at UC Berkeley, Ryan Shah draws inspiration from the Bay Area’s extensive art and culture movements, as well as his roots in Southern California and the constantly evolving Los Angeles music scene. After starting to play drums at age fourteen, Shah developed an appreciation for melodics as well as rhythm and began to write his own songs. In performance Shah combines organic elements and acoustic instruments with electronic soundscapes, creating a unique sound by coalescing different styles of music. “I hope to bring people together and spark an emotion within listeners,” Shah says. “If I can make a difference in someone’s life with my music, then I will have reached my goal.”
Collette Keating is the film chair for the BAMPFA Student Committee and a third-year film and art history major at Cal. She misses Student Committee meetings, live concerts, and—especially—the pistachio cake from Babette.
Katherine Schloss is a fourth-year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, double majoring in history and global studies with a minor in journalism. In addition to the BAMPFA Student Committee, she is involved in campus organizations including Theater for Charity and Camp Kesem.
Julia Cunningham is a second-year English major and rhetoric minor. This is her third semester on the BAMPFA Student Committee and her first semester as the Socials Subcommittee chair. She is passionate about learning about and promoting the arts and accessibility.