Laura Kaminsky, New York-based composer of chamber, vocal, and orchestral music, with many addressing social-political topics like the environment and war

Laura Kaminsky, Composer

kaminsky-headshot-home Laura Kaminsky is a New York-based composer of opera, orchestra and chamber works, and vocal and choral music. Additionally, she is involved in inter-disciplinary and multi-media work. Her scores often address social-political issues such as sustainability, war, and human rights. With "an ear for the new and interesting," her works are "colorful and harmonically sharp-edged" (New York Times). Possessing a unique "musical language compounded of hymns, blues, and gestures not unlike those of Shostakovich" (inTune), her expressive and passionate music "is full of fire as well as ice, written in an idiom that contrasts dissonance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection. It is strong stuff.” (American Record Guide)

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