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.


Excerpt from "Here Be Sirens"


A 2023 Rome Prize fellow and 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, 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).


Excerpt from "Missing Scenes"

Current and upcoming projects include studio albums of the operas The Romance of the Rose and The Hunt, both forthcoming 2024; Orchestra Orpheus Opus Onus, a solo show for soprano/actor and fixed media; and HARK, a play for string quartet and actors.


Excerpt from "Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say"

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 Professor of Music at Smith College.




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