Aside from being an award-winning composer and Academy governor of the Music Branch, Laura Karpman is a tireless champion for women in music. She has worked on films such as Paris Can Wait, The Beguiled and Step.
It’s hard to make a choice of five—so many amazing scores by Shirley Walker, Lolita Ritmanis, Lesley Barber, Kathryn Bostic, Miriam Cutler, Heather Mcintosh, Hildur Guðnadóttir and countless others! But here are some scores that have been on my mind lately.
Composer Anna Meredith found a sound for what it is like to be an 8th grade girl! Heroic and horror all at once.
A great comedy score by such a gifted composer, Germaine Franco.
Delicious Little Devil
Such fresh and accomplished work. Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum made a silent film feel new again.
The Manchurian Candidate
A terrific departure for Rachel Portman. Dark and foreboding.
I love the chamber string work. You can feel the scraping of the bow on the string. Tamar-kali’s score is full of grit.