Kate Soper


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Kate Soper is a composer, performer, and writer whose work explores the integration of drama and rhetoric into musical structure, the slippery continuums of expressivity, intelligibility and sense, and the wonderfully treacherous landscape of the human voice.



Kate's music has been described as "exquisitely quirky" (NY Times) and "epic" (WQXR). The winner of the 2016 Virgil Thomson Award in music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Kate was recently included on a "shortlist" of composer/vocalists by the New Yorker's Alex Ross. As a performer, she has been praised as a "dazzling vocalist" (New Yorker) and likened to "Lucille Ball reinterpreted by Linda Blair" (Pitchfork Magazine).



Upcoming projects include a new work for the LA Philharmonic's Green Umbrella Series; Ipsa Dixit, an chamber music theatre work for voice and trio; and The Romance of the Rose, a new opera. Kate is a co-director and vocalist for Wet Ink, an NYC-based new music ensemble dedicated to seeking out and promoting innovative music across aesthetic categories. She is the Iva Dee Hiatt Assistant Professor of Music at Smith College.








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