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About Source Music, Inc


Source Music, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization established in 1986 under the laws of the State of New York, and dedicated to bringing the magic of quality music to the public.


Since it was founded in 1986, Source Music, Inc. has collaborated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Asia Society, WNYC, the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Harvard University, Guggenheim Museum, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), the Borough of Brooklyn and many others. It has presented almost all of the performances of the Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble: New Music for Old Instruments


Source Music, Inc. has received funding from the Florence Gould Foundation, JM Kaplan Fund, Cary Trust and many others. Its record label, digital fossils, has released several recordings of Raphael Mostel and the Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble. Source Music, Inc. also co-produced the first recording of Raphael Mostel's composition, The Travels of Babar, conducted by the composer, for a CD release in Japan.

In addition to being a unusually captivating multi-media performance work for a general audience of all ages and all levels of sophistication, The Travels of Babar is also designed to supplement and support education: increase multiple forms of literacy — musical, literary, visual, media (See endorsing letter below from the national executive director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning.)


Source Music, Inc.'s future plans include creation of a portable highest-quality production of The Travels of Babar. The vision is this portable production will be able to make the full-quality of this unique presentation available to all neighborhoods of the New York metro area — mostly performances for schools, with a certain number also available for the public. The number of performances will help to amortize the costs of the full production, while simultaneously making it possible for large-scale support to be able to offer at low cost. For the school performances there is already large Guide for the Travels of Babar jointly created — in the one and only collaboration ever — by the education programs of the Metropolitan Opera Guild and New York City Opera when 8,000 students were brought to performances of the prior, non-HD presentation. Further educational materials will be generated as part of this new initiative with the new production.

For more information about The Travels of Babar. click here

Letter from national director
of Young Audiences
Arts for Learning
New York City Opera &
Metropolitan Opera Guild
78-page "Study Guide for
The Travels of Babar"
Metropolitan Opera Guild
with Raphael Mostel

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