Overtone Industries develops and presents new multidisciplinary operas and music theatre, bringing to life vivid, original stories and myths. We are passionate about live performance and its power to generate transformation, as performers and audience participate together in each unfolding moment. We believe artistic expression is an essential part of living, serving as a catalyst for both artists and audience members to understand themselves in a new way. Collaboration is at the heart of our process and we give each project the time and devotion it requires to come to life.
There is nothing more uplifting than connecting sounds with the help of your friends. It becomes a new language or conversation created with rhythms and tones, which somehow translates itself to others as they listen. It's a blessing and I love every minute of it.
- Cesili Williams
audaciously experimental entertainment
- L.A. Times
O-Lan Jones is an award winning composer, sound designer, writer, and actress who has been consistently involved in experimental theatre, music, and opera since the age of sixteen. As Artistic Director of Overtone Industries, she creates original stories for her productions, as well as composing and writing lyrics. In the last few years, she has begun directing and choreographing while building the entire vision for her operas.
We are thrilled to announce we will be partnering with BARE Opera for our production of ICELAND at La MaMa in 2023. They are a delightful, kindred-spirited, New York based company “… keeping opera alive in the 21st century, one fresh production at a time.” [...]