Creating original myths and fables that reverberate in our contemporary lives

"audaciously experimental entertainment" -- L.A. Times


The Spontaneous Combustion Choir

Open to the Community!

Join us for improvised chorale singing workshops!  Spontaneous Combustion Choir is a group of singers creating instant a capella chorale music, built upon a series of easy to follow improvisation exercises invented by Overtone Industries' Artistic Director O-Lan JonesThese workshops are open to anyone wishing to sing, all styles and levels are welcome! Learn to listen to fellow singers and express your unique song, while being part of a unified whole.  Listen to recordings of past Spontaneous Combustion Choir performances at soundcloud.com/overtoneind

Meetings are the first Saturday of each month from 11:00am to 12:30pm beginning August 3, 2013.

Workshops are located at Rachel Rosenthal Company, 2847 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles 90034.

Cost is a "pay what you can" donation.

Please RSVP at Info[remove this text]@OvertoneIndustries.org


A New Project in the Works!

Iceland is a new music theatre piece conceived and composed by Overtone Industries' Artistic Director O-Lan Jones.

Iceland follows the story of Vala, a woman who retreats to the north of Iceland — running away from a bad relationship.  At the airport, en route to her destination, she has a chance meeting with Mundur, an airline clerk. As Vala's plane runs into trouble, she parachutes to earth to a location off the grid, inhabited by sea dragons, mermaids, monsters, fragments of life, and unfinished things.  As the official search party fails to locate her through traditional technology, Mundur follows his intuition to find her.

The new work is scored for men's choir, women's choir, and a live band that includes guitar, bass, cello, viola, French horn, trumpet, flute, and percussion.

Overtone has commissioned singer-songwriter Emmett Tinley to write original songs for Iceland. He is best known as the frontman for the folk-indie band The Prayer Boat and, later, for his solo work. Californiality called Tinley's self-tiled CD "Best Acoustic Album of 2012."  Click here to see full review.

The Woman In The Wall

World Premiere Performance
was held March 2012

The Woman In The Wall - Gretchen Johnson

                                                                   (Photo: Emily Brooke Sandor)

Description of the seven days (PDF).

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