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). A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Guggenheim fellow, and winner of three awards 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: The Romance of the Rose, a new opera exploring the contemporary experience of love, sex, and art through a medieval allegorical framework; and new works for the Deviant Septet and the Departure Duo. 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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