Multi-media films for live performance.

The One-Ten Project is a new opera in progress created by composer Laura Karpman and librettists Shannon Halwes and M.G. Lord, with films by Kate Hackett.

Based on true stories collected from the communities that line the freeway, historical documents, and original writing, ONE-TEN opens an intimate window onto 70 years—a lifetime—of Los Angeles history and daily life. The music draws its influences from freeway sounds as well as cultural and historic source material. The singers are characters, but they also make up a freeway chorus that scats and honks its commentary.

ONE-TEN is a commission of the LA Opera and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program.