AES Los Angeles 2014 Presenter or Author

Laura Karpman

Laura Karpman

Primary Affiliation: Art Farm West - Playa Del Rey, CA, USA

Four-time Emmy award winning composer Laura Karpman maintains a vibrant career in film, television, videogame, concert and theater music. Her distinguished credits include scoring Kasi Lemmons’ Black Nativity for Fox Searchlight, Spielberg’s miniseries TAKEN, the series ODYSSEY 5 and; MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION (both Emmy-nominated) and numerous video games including Microsoft’s PROJECT SPARK, KINECT DISNEYLAND ADVENTURES, EVERQUEST II and UNTOLD LEGENDS. Karpman was resident orchestral composer of Sony Online Entertainment and has received two GANG awards and an additional nomination for her videogame music, which has been performed by orchestras internationally. Her score for the animated film, A MONKEY’S TALE, received a 2006 Annie Award Nomination.

Commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Karpman collaborated with soprano Jessye Norman and The Roots on ASK YOUR MAMA, a multimedia opera on a text by Langston Hughes, which received its sold out premiere at Carnegie Hall in March 2009, and its West Coast premiere at The Hollywood Bowl and was revived at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Karpman is currently working on several film projects as well as a multi-media commission for the Pacific Symphony to premiere in Spring of 2015.

Her numerous speaking engagements include Keynote Lectures at the CLEA conference, Momentum Conference, the Athena Film Festival, and lectures at the Frost School of Music, The Juilliard School, The USC Film Scoring Program, Emerson College, and numerous panels sponsored by the SCL, (Society of Composers and Lyricists) GDC and the South by Southwest Film Festival.
Karpman is a regular lecturer and a visiting professor at Berklee College of Music and UCLA Department of Theater, Film and Television and UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. She has also been an advisor to the Sundance Composer’s Lab.

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Session List

Oct 10: SP2: Music Production for Film—A Master Class (Panelist)

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