Alison O'Daniel's The Tuba Thieves (2013–ongoing) comprises several short films that center on acts of listening and producing sound, inspired by the crime pattern of tuba robberies from several Los Angeles high school marching bands which the Los Angeles-based artist saw as analogous to her experiences with being hard of hearing. This half-hour program is organized by Tanya Zimbardo as a part of 'What is an edition, anyway?'
L.A.-based artist Alison O’Daniel’s work-in-progress feature was inspired, in part, by a 2011 rash of tuba robberies; the instruments were taken from marching bands at Los Angeles area high schools. O’Daniel, whose work focuses on the act of listening and creating sound, saw a correlation between the loss of the tonally rich instruments and her experiences of being hard of hearing. The film includes imagined scenes of legendary concerts.