Laura Karpman is a composer who is comfortable writing in just about every genre imaginable. Today, Karpman is a Grammy- and Emmy-winning composer, whose music has been featured in films, television, and the concert stage. Karpman was the first woman to be elected to the music branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. As part of The Academy’s partnership with the LA Phil, Karpman and fellow governor Michael Giacchino, have created a special concert showcasing great film scores and the process of making a score come to life on the silver screen. In a wide-ranging conversation recently at the KUSC studios, Laura Karpman and KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen talked about how the program came together, where the film industry has succeeded and failed in the area of diversity and inclusion, and why, despite those failures, there is hope for the future.
From the Central Coast to San Diego, from Santa Monica to Palm Springs, there are fascinating people creating incredible art and performances. KUSC will be covering those experiences on Arts Alive. And when you’re in the mood for a little more, like a longer version of an interview, more Arts Alive coverage is available online at kusc.org/artsalive.