Quotes from the Press
“Jones has, in fact, done as much to advance the cause of singing plays as Leonard Bernstein”
Songs & Dances of Imaginary Lands
"...groundbreaking new opera... ingenious use of movement... Jones has gotten a lot of talent to do a lot of disarming things on a grand scale."
- Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
"...a remarkable conceptual feat; it’s written by 21 librettists and 11 composers, performed by 20 actors and a live orchestra – all wrangled by the singular vision of director, choreographer, composer O-Lan Jones."
- Anthony Byrnes, KCRW
“So many ideas- both big and small- are awakened by the unique collaboration that is SONGS AND DANCES OF IMAGINARY LANDS.“
- Thomas Hampton Reviews
The Woman in the Wall
“If you saw Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands, you won’t need much more to recommend this- If you are new to Overtone, don’t miss it. Theater of an amazing and original caliber, music that will haunt your dreams, and a moment to consider time itself. Get to this show.”
- Judith Martin-Straw, Culver City Crossroads
“On a more intimate scale, The Woman in the Wall continues in the tradition of Overtone Industries’ fantastically inventive Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands. Overtone Industries has a penchant for transforming a simple story into a mystical and musical mythology, creating an enduring experience that balances beauty of landscapes and soundscapes with thought-provoking theater.”
- Sarah Taylor Ellis, Stage and Cinema
2015 SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION CHOIR, Highways - Conductor/Originator
2014 ICELAND, RedCat - Director/Composer/Movement-Choreography
2012 THE WOMAN IN THE WALL, Culver City Masonic Temple - Director/Composer/Movement-Choreography
2010 SONGS AND DANCES OF IMAGINARY LANDS, Site Specific 25,000 sq' garage - Director/Composer/Mvmnt-Choreo
2009 SING ME A SONG TO SWIM TO, USC New Works - Director
2008 WAR MACHINE WORKSHOP, CALARTS Residency - Director
All of the Overtone original projects have a long gestation period with 10 or 20 private workshops and several public ones.
These are also directed by Miz Jones.