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    Composer Laura Karpman talks “Paris Can Wait”


     Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks with Emmy and Grammy Award winning composer Laura Karpman.

    WHO: Laura Karpman

    WHAT: Her incredible composing career and thoughts on her new jazz/classical score for the much anticipated feature film “Paris Can Wait”

    WHERE: The Jazz FM91 Studios  

    WHEN: “Paris Can Wait” opens in theatres on Friday May 26th


    BIO: With a feverish imagination, impeccable musicianship, complexity, versatility, unbridled joy, and fearlessness, Laura Karpman makes music, which is, in the words of George Manahan, music director of the American Composer’s Orchestra, "a rare combination of heart and groin."

    With her rigorous musical approach, coupled with conceptual and progressive uses of technology and recording, Laura is a true 21st century American composer. She is one of a handful of female composers with an active career in film and television, winning four Emmys and receiving an additional seven nominations, an Annie Award nomination, and a GANG award and nomination for her video game music. She was named one of the most important women in Hollywood by VARIETY MAGAZINE, and is a professor at UCLA in the School of Theater, Film, and Television.  She is a founder and president of the Alliance for Women Film Composers. She serves on the Music Peer Group Executive Committee of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was recently invited to join the Music Branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    WEBSITE: http://www.laurakarpman.com/

    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the Jazz FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.

    To get in touch with Mark it’s mwigmore@jazz.fm


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