Overtone welcomes a new Executive Director!
Fahad Siadat is an active arts entrepreneur and administrator in the music world. He has a reputation as a dynamic and engaging speaker and has written articles and presented on such topics as The Future of Choral Music (NewMusicBox), Collective Models for Choirs (Chorus America), and Exploring Timbre in Choral Ensembles (ACDA). In 2012, he founded See-A-Dot Music Publishing, Inc., a company devoted to the advocacy of new choral works and emerging composers. He is a founding member of C3LA: The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, and a board member of C4 in New York
In addition to his work in arts administration, Fahad comes to us with a background in music performance, composition, and conducting. His creative work focuses on interdisciplinary storytelling, folding together words, sound, and movement into mythic narratives. Fahad maintains a robust schedule of solo and ensemble performing including performances at SASSAS, the Hear Now Festival, [email protected], and the Masters in the Chapel Concert Series. He regularly sings with C3LA: The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, and HEX Vocal Ensemble, for which he is artistic director.
Fahad is regularly commissioned to compose, and act as music director for, concert music ensembles, dance companies, theater troupes, and film studios. He has worked as composer and/or music director for: Theater Dybbuk, Rosanna Gamson Dance, Monmouth University, Seton Hill College, C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, Smitten Kitten Film Productions, the award winning Armada Films, Jacksonville Dance Theater, the California EAR Unit, New Century Players, TOCCATA Orchestra, and Warrior Poet Theater Group. His music has been performed in Europe, China, and across the United States.
Overtone is pleased to welcome Fahad Siadat as our first Executive Director!
We are casting!
Casting Call for The ICELAND Concert
Accomplished singer/movers wanted for a semi-staged concert presentation of the new opera, ICELAND, written by O-Lan Jones and Emmett Tinley.
Excellent musicianship essential for all performers. Must read music and be comfortable performing in multiple musical styles, including contemporary forms of music that transcend traditional stylistic definition. A personal consistency of rhythm and pitch is essential. Please indicate any movement for theater experience including dance, musical theater staging, stage combat, clowning, etc.Read more
Take the Leap February 27th!
Please Join Us Saturday, February 27, 2016 (Leap Weekend!)
and sneak peek
At the Historic FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK
401 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, 90013
OVERTONE INDUSTRIES IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT LAUREN BON AND THE METABOLIC STUDIO HAVE PLEDGED TO MATCH ALL FUNDS THAT ARE RAISED AT THIS EVENT.Read more
HELP FROM THE HIDDENFOLK
(a peek behind the scenes)
Click below to hear the story of the elf garden!Read more
The ICELAND Concert at the Ford
We are thrilled to announce The ICELAND Concert will premiere as part of the 2016 Ford Theatres grand reopening! More details on date, time and how to purchase tickets will be announced in spring 2016.
Last stop - This Friday!
We have one more stop on our tour - THIS FRIDAY at Rachel Rosenthal Co. @ 8pm.
Our show in Culver City was a blast! Audience participants from the Culver City Teen and Senior Centers joined us along with Mayor Meghan Sahli Wells, City Council Member Jim Clarke, and Cultural Affairs Commission Vice Chair Regina Klein. Check out these photos of audience members joining us on stage to initiate songs!
Photo Credits: Martha BenedictRead more
Next Stop, Culver City!
The Spontaneous Combustion Choir is a catalyst for instant improvised chorale music. Conducted by O-Lan Jones, the group’s singing method builds harmonic chords, weaves melodies, and integrates rhythms, with singers who incorporate basic vowel sounds and no words; resulting in instant, cohesive, a cappella chorale music.Read more
Overtone's Artistic Director has received a 2014 Sage Award fromArtsInLA.com for her role as Claire in A Delicate Balance.Read more
ICELAND video by Heather Seybolt
Heather Seybolt has made a gorgeous video of ICELAND at REDCAT. Thanks, Heather!Read more
The Spontaneous Combustion World Tour of Los Angeles
Overtone Industries presents The Spontaneous Combustion Choir World Tour of Los Angeles, a series of performances by the Spontaneous Combustion Choir for Los Angeles audiences, from January to March 2015. In addition to performing, the choir will engage audiences in collaborative creation of spontaneous music. The Spontaneous Combustion Choir is a catalyst for instant improvised chorale music. Conducted by O-Lan Jones, the group’s singing method builds harmonic chords, weaves melodies, and integrates rhythms, with singers who incorporate basic vowel sounds and no words; resulting in instant, cohesive, a cappella chorale music.Read more