Programs & Events

An interview with FIRST TAKE artist Laura Karpman

The third installment of FIRST TAKE is this weekend, and we pulled Laura Karpman out of rehearsal to discuss her opera BALLS. The opera dramatizes the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs and draws on the comedic, dramatic, and hugely political nature of this match. “The Battle of the Sexes” changed not…

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Hopscotch recording out January 13, release concert January 20

Hopscotch

The Industry drew international acclaim last year for Hopscotch, a revolutionary mobile opera that took place in cars and public sites around Los Angeles. The recording will be released on January 13 via The Industry Records, and is available to order now by clicking here. To mark the occasion, a release event titled “Hopscotch in Concert” will take place…

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Invisible Cities film screening

Invisible Cities, Industry Opera, Union Station, Los Angeles, Opera, public art, downtown LA

In anticipation of a DVD release of INVISIBLE CITIES, The Industry’s 2013 breakthrough production at Union Station, a free screening of the filmed version will be shown on Sunday, October 16 at 5:00pm at the historic Warner Grand Theater. Shot live with two steady cams as part of KCET’s Emmy Award-winning documentary, the filmed version of INVISIBLE…

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An Interview With Yuval Sharon and Rand Steiger on Nimbus

cloud above the escalators at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Nimbus, The Industry’s new performance installation, with a newly commissioned score by Rand Steiger, opens Saturday, Oct. 1 as part of Noon to Midnight at the LA Philharmonic. This installation kicks off The Industry’s artistic director Yuval Sharon’s three-year residency as artist-collaborator at the LA Philharmonic. Following is an interview with The Industry’s artistic director…

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Return of FIRST TAKE, Debut of SECOND TAKE

Unintelligible Response by Paul Pinto, presented at FIRST TAKE on February 21, 2015 (Photo by Dana Ross)

Biennial workshop of new operas in concert, Feb. 24 + 25, 2017 in Los Angeles CO-PRESENTED BY wild Up FIRST TAKE: 6 WORKS-IN-PROGRESS by Nicholas Deyoe, William Gardiner and Thomas Rawle, John Hastings, Laura Karpman, Marc Lowenstein, Dylan Mattingly SECOND TAKE: CONCERT PREMIERE OF ANDREW MCINTOSH’S BONNIE AND CLYDE   “An essential component in American…

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The Edge of Forever record release party and concert June 24

The Edge of Forever

The Industry Records is thrilled to announce our next release! The Edge of Forever — Music by Lewis Pesacov, Libretto by Elizabeth Cine, Performed by wild Up, Conducted By Christopher Rountree Please join us to celebrate the release with a FREE party and concert. Seating will be on a first come first serve basis. June 24,…

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The Industry Benefit Concert – SONIC GARDEN

A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended Sonic Garden – a concert benefiting The Industry. Our secret garden location made for a beautiful evening, celebrating our commissioned composers: Andy Akiho, Annie Gosfield, Andrew McIntosh and Rand Steiger, and the work The Industry will create in the next two years. Enjoy photos from the event…

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An interview with The Industry Lab artists Danielle Agami and Odeya Nini on their upcoming program GEST

Danielle Agami and Odeya Nini

THE INDUSTRY: To what extent did you two know each other personally or professionally before The Industry initiated your collaboration? ODEYA + DANIELLE: Not at all! DANIELLE: Yuval [Sharon] thought we should meet. ODEYA: I had seen Danielle’s work because Archie, my husband, played with her. When was that? Two years ago? DANIELLE: April 2014. THE INDUSTRY: What work was that…

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A Rumination on Writing an Opera by Jason Thorpe Buchanan

Hunger composer, Jason Thorpe Buchanan.

This week, we feature a piece by composer Jason Thorpe Buchanan, whose multimedia opera, Hunger, will be featured in our 2015 FIRST TAKE showcase of new ideas in American opera. In deciding to write a Multimedia Opera, I wanted to explore the idea of psychological fragility and deterioration

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