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Emmy-Winning BMI Composer Laura Karpman Shines a Light on Female Composers at the Hollywood Bowl

Posted in News on September 4, 2019
Pictured at the Hollywood Bowl performance are BMI’s Anne Cecere, BMI composer Laura Karpman, BMI composer and wife Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, and their son Benny.
Pictured at the Hollywood Bowl performance are BMI’s Anne Cecere, BMI composer Laura Karpman, BMI composer and wife Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, and their son Benny.

Laura Karpman’s new orchestral piece “All American” brings to light the work of three early 20th century female composers, Anita Owen, Mildred Hill and Emily Wood Bower. As a co-founder of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, Karpman seeks to bring to the forefront the important contributions of women that have all too frequently gone unnoticed. Her new work, commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is no exception. With bold music featuring percussion instruments crafted out of kitchen tools like baking sheets and meat tenderizers, Karpman nods to the domestic work historically assigned to women with a fresh, new take.