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Kate Soper (b. 1981)
« on: August 18, 2019, 03:54:16 AM »
Probably my favourite living composer, and one of my own generation (we are separated by about eight years), the US soprano Kate Soper has been creating some truly excellent and exciting works over the past ten years (at least). I did a quick search for a thread about her, and finding no such thread thought I would make one myself. Her style strikes me as a meeting point of Robert Ashley's spoken word "opera" and the dense, showy phantasmagoria of Luciano Berio's vocal works, but bringing a certain something of her own which I haven't really been able to pinpoint—I think my love of mystery is precisely what draws me to uniquely characterful composers like Soper.

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Re: Kate Soper (b. 1981)
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2020, 12:13:04 AM »
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Re: Kate Soper (b. 1981)
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2020, 12:31:27 AM »
I agree that Kate Soper is a noteworthy  composer.  You might be interested in the profile/interview I did with her in 2016.

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Re: Kate Soper (b. 1981)
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2020, 09:30:30 PM »
That's cool, San Antone, thanks for sharing!