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A composer who brings to her music feverish imagination, impeccable musicianship, complexity, unbridled joy, and fearlessness, the four-time Emmy award-winning Laura Karpman’s highly distinguished and stunningly versatile career spans the worlds of concert and theater, film, television, and videogame music. She has become recognized for a rigorous musical approach combined with the most advanced, imaginative, forward-thinking technology.


Named one of the most important women in Hollywood by Variety magazine, Karpman’s genre-bending scores, ranging from sci-fi Americana to neo-noir, racing action adventure to ambient sound design, world fusion to modernist orchestral colors, have garnered her numerous Emmy-nominations, in addition to her wins, two GANG awards and an Annie Award Nomination. Her many credits include Fox Searchlight’s BLACK NATIVITY, a musical starring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson, directed by Kasi Lemmons, Spielberg’s TAKEN, ODYSSEY 5 for Showtime, MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION for ABC, CRAFT IN AMERICA for PBS, MAN IN THE CHAIR starring Christopher Plummer, THE ANNIHILATION OF FISH starring Lynn 

 


 

 

 

 


Redgrave and James Earl Jones, and THE TOURNAMENT for The Weinstein Company.

 

Equally at home in the concert hall, Karpman has received commissions from Pacific Symphony, clarinetist David Krakauer, The Cabrillo Festival, The Juilliard School, The Czech National Symphony Orchestra, among others, and has been performed by orchestras and ensembles internationally from the Los Angeles Philharmonic to the Prague Symphony. Her multimedia opera ASK YOUR MAMA was written for Jessye Norman, The Roots, Nnenna Freelon, d’Adre Aziza, and orchestra, on a text by Langston Hughes, and was commissioned by and premiered to a sold-out Carnegie Hall to critical acclaim. The recording will be released in 2014.

 

Karpman is a professor at UCLA in the School of Theater, Film, and Television and served as the Program Director for the inaugural year of Berklee College of Music’s graduate programs in Film, Television, and Video Games in Valencia, Spain.


 

 

 

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