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Alliance for Women Film Composers Head Leads By Example

25 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For film and TV composer Laura Karpman, versatility isn’t merely about alternating between comedy and drama.

Her landmark concert work “Ask Your Mama,” based on poetry by Harlem Renaissance figure Langston Hughes, is just out on CD. Her multimedia piece “Siren Songs,” a symphonic tone poem about the relationship between women and the oceans, was unveiled last month by the Pacific Symphony.

She is just starting work on “Underground,” Wgn’s new series about the Underground Railroad starring Christopher Meloni, and on a children’s opera based on Oscar Wilde stories for New York’s prestigious Glimmerglass Festival for next year.

And she’s founder and president of the Alliance of Women Film Composers, which is helping to promote her fellow female composers by calling widespread attention to their work in films, TV and video games.

“I live a beautiful life of daily musicmaking,” she says in her compact, »

- Jon Burlingame

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