Through the Glass Ceiling

by George Shaw

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Through the Glass Ceiling
A Ballet by Ivy Chow
I.C. Movement Project

Notes from the composer: When Ivy approached me to compose a ballet dealing with society's systemic gender inequality, I felt unsure how to musically deal with the topic. Fortunately we live in an age of social media where information and view points are easily accessible. With the surge of excitement towards potentially having Hillary Clinton become the first female President of the United States, this was a timely moment to create art to explore this very issue.

I also took this opportunity to explore sounds, combining both modern and classical approaches to music and utilizing electric violin and electric cello as a symbol of both ends of the spectrum coming together to create something unique.

A very special thanks to Ivy for her inspiration, and to the talented musicians, Tina Wang, Nicole Garcia, and Tina Guo, who brought this music to life!

-George Shaw
July 27, 2016


released August 5, 2016

Music Composed by George Shaw
Additional Music by Tina Wang (Tracks 2, 5, 6)
Track 8 Co-Composed by George Shaw and Tina Wang
Music Produced and Mixed by George Shaw
Nicole Garcia, Electric Violin (Tracks 1, 4, 11)
Tina Guo, Electric Cello (Tracks 1, 4, 7, 11)

Album produced by George Shaw
Cover Artwork by Nguyễn Minh Trí
Graphic Design by Kimsun Wong
Special Thanks to Ivy Chow



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George Shaw Los Angeles, California

George Shaw is a composer for Film, TV, and new media. Best known for his collaborations with Youtube stars, his music has been featured in videos by NigaHiga, Kevjumba, Wong Fu Productions, Michelle Phan, and Mystery Guitar Man. Top youtube videos featuring George’s music have amassed over 80 million views. ... more

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