Kate Soper

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 - 1:37 pm


Kate Soper is New York City-based composer and performer.  Her current compositional interests include the integration of drama and rhetoric into musical structure, the transformation of visceral gestures in and out of time, and the potential of the human voice to communicate abstractly (or not).  Her music, described as “exquisitely quirky” by the New York Times, has been played by ensembles such as the SEM ensemble, Ensemble Linea, Dinosaur Annex, the BUTI Wind Orchestra, and others.  She has received awards from the Fromm Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Music Theory Society of New York State, and ASCAP, and has been commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Center, Yarn/Wire, the Flexible Orchestra, and Line Upon Line percussion.  Kate is Managing Director and vocalist for Wet Ink, a new music ensemble dedicated to seeking out adventurous music across aesthetic boundaries.  She is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Columbia University.  For more information: www.katesoper.com.