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Give the Gift of Music

Posted November 12, 2013





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Invisible Cities Opera

Posted October 15, 2013


The Industry and LA Dance Project are bringing a new type of opera to Union Station. For this new experience, Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities was adapted and composed by Christopher Cerrone, directed by Yuval Sharon, and choreographed by Danielle Agami. Live singers and dancers will seemingly appear and disappear among pedestrians and everyday station activity. Each audience member will have Sennheiser wireless headphones and free reign of the venue to create their own story and reality within the performance. Black Ribbon had the honors of printing the music for this unique “invisible opera.” Check out the slideshow below to see our work in action during rehearsals. Watch the following video for more information and a behind-the-scenes look at this amazing production.


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Anne LeBaron – Hsing | World Premiere

Posted January 20, 2011

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Next Sat., Jan. 29, Anne LeBaron’s work for solo harp, Hsing, written about a decade ago but only now getting its first full performance, will be premiered by Alison Bjorkedal at the Armory for the Arts in Pasadena, at 8 PM. The Southwest Chamber Music concert will include Tom Peter’s rendition of the ferociously difficult “Theraps”, for solo double bass, by Iannis Xenakis. Further details given below; program notes can be accessed here.

A few words from the composer [Anne LeBaron]….

“In a few hours, at 11 AM on Thurs., Jan. 20, Alison will perform excerpts from Hsing on KPFK, with John Schneider hosting Global Village Thursdays, along with a few comments from me, explaining the role of ‘activated’ harpist. (The segment will stream for the next two weeks.) You’ll hear more about why the performer will speak to the harp, asking it questions while caressing it, engaging with the sound holes, and drawing wild cards that play havoc with the flow of the piece, all while performing what is mostly standard writing for harp (with a few bowings and scrapings thrown in).  Hsing, with a framework corresponding to the five elements of feng shui, makes use of the Lo Shu (magic square) to determine exactly where the wild cards are embedded in the score, and is personalized with the back story of an encounter I had with a haunted harp. We’ve engaged Rafael Lopez-Barrantes to direct this performance. I hope to see some of you there!”

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Black Ribbon Prints for Tonight Show

Posted November 19, 2010

Black Ribbon Prints Music for the Tonight Show

Black Ribbon now prints Music for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno recorded live in Burbank, California.

Since Rickey Minor – bandleader of American Idol for 6 seasons – took over the band on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Black Ribbon has been involved in printing for the show.  In addition to the band, Black Ribbon has printed music for recent musical guests: Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock and Arturo Sandoval, just to name a few. Our high-quality product and ability to meet tight deadlines with “zero margin” for error is what makes us an ideal partner.

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