Posts Tagged ‘opera’

The Journey from A to B

Hopscotch performance at the LA River, November 1, 2015.

Hopscotch is full of metaphors for human existence and experience. It all begins with the name,  the hopscotch game itself, with each hop as a step in a life path. The way in which this opera is experienced and the language itself also lends itself to the metaphor. Life proceeds as a journey to an…

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LA Phil and The Industry: An Exciting Announcement

The Industry team.

Dear friends of The Industry, Although all eyes are on Hopscotch, which opens in just under two months, an exciting announcement is being made today that we thrilled to share with you. The Los Angeles Philharmonic has appointed me Artist-Collaborator for a three-year residency beginning in Fall 2016. This means that in addition to my…

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A $60k Pledge Towards Hopscotch

LA freeways.

We have until July 10 to match a generous $60,000 donation from Kiki and David Gindler — click here to help us reach our goal by July 10! You know The Industry loves a good challenge, whether it’s wireless operas in train stations or a single opera divided into 24 cars. But we’ve never had…

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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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Living the Dream of Invisible Cities

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: Director Yuval Sharon (L) and composer Christopher Cerrone pose at the dress rehearsal and behind the scenes photo op for the opera "Invisible Cities" at Union Station on October 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

This week, Chris Cerrone, composer of INVISIBLE CITIES, writes about the creation of the opera’s studio recording. The album will be available as a digital download and limited-edition CD box set on November 4th, 2014. Creating a recording of INVISIBLE CITIES has long been a dream of mine.

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Hopscotch Crescendo: Feet On The Ground

The creative team behind Hopscotch.

At the time I was voted onto the board of The Industry I knew very little about opera.  I run a small literary publisher called tNY.Press and our focus is experimental fiction; works that avoid classification and push forward the written word, but remain generally accessible.  Artistic Director Yuval Sharon’s charisma, open-mindedness, and ridiculous ambition pulled…

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A Mobile Opera for 18 Cars: Our New Operatic Experience is in the Works!

Looking back, it’s hard to imagine a time before INVISIBLE CITIES was a success story.  But the path there was anything but certain: creating that production was an enormous leap of faith for everyone involved—artists, funders, transit authorities, you name it.  In the many sleepless nights leading up to opening night, I needed a tactic…

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