Kate's music has been described as "exquisitely quirky" (NY Times) and "epic" (WQXR). A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Guggenheim fellow, and Radcliffe alum, Kate was recently described as "one of the great originals of her generation" 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 as composer/performer/writer include The Romance of the Rose, a opera with original libretto exploring the contemporary experience of love, sex, and art through a medieval allegorical framework; a new work for soprano and chamber orchestra; and a solo set of philosophical musings for multi-instrumentalist singer.
Kate is a member of 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.