KATE SOPER

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.  She has been hailed by the Boston Globe as “a composer of trenchant, sometimes discomfiting, power” and praised by the New Yorker for her "limpid, exacting vocalism, impetuous theatricality, and mastery of modernist style."   A Pulitzer Prize Finalist, she has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Koussevitzky Foundation, among others.  She is a co-director of Wet Ink, a New York-based ensemble dedicated to seeking out adventurous music across aesthetic boundaries, and Professor of Music at Smith College.

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