Kate Soper

IPSA DIXIT: I. Poetics (excerpt)

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Composer Portraits

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Composer Portraits

Kate Soper

IPSA DIXIT

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Music by Kate Soper
Text by Aristotle, Guido d'Arrezo, Lydia Davis, Michael Drayton, Robert Duncan, Plato, Sigmund Freud, Jenny Holzer, Sophocles, Sarah Teasdale, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.  

Directed by Ashley Tata
Lighting Design by Anshuman Bhatia
Costume Design by Nina Vartanian
Projection Design by Bradley Peterson

Kate Soper is a multi-talented composer, singer, and writer whose theatrical chamber music masterpiece Ipsa Dixit (“She, herself, said it”) explores the integration of music, drama, and rhetoric. Called a “philosophy-opera” by The New Yorker, the work blends aspects of monodrama, Greek theater, and screwball comedy in a musical journey that examines the treachery of language and the questionable authenticity of artistic expression. The composer, herself, performs the virtuosic score alongside members of the ensemble Wet Ink in this evening-length tour de force.


Performers

  • Wet Ink Ensemble
  • Kate Soper composer & soprano
  • Josh Modney violin
  • Erin Lesser flute
  • Ian Antonio percussion

Repertoire

  • IPSA DIXIT (2010-2016)

Additional Information


Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre.