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Kathleen Supove

Brooklyn, NY         

What I do is turn audiences (new and familiar) on to NEW MUSIC by composers who are active, recent, daring, and exciting. Through my enterprise, Exploding Piano, I have premiered at least 150 composers’ works for piano. I perform in all kinds of venues from concert halls (including all 3 major halls at Carnegie) to theater spaces (Flea Theater, New Victory), to alt lofts and clubs (I was one of the first artists to perform at Le Poisson Rouge). I have also been in residence at a number of colleges, festivals and universities, including New College/Sarasota, Florida International U., U. of Miami, June in Buffalo, and Chautauqua.  I have also performed with robots (LEMUR) and laptops (SIDEBAND).

In May, 2012, I received the John Cage Award from ASCAP for  ““the artistry and passion with which she performs, commissions, records, and champions the music of our time.”

More information is at http://supove.com/bio.html and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exploding-Piano/432149896837747?ref=hl   

I have had major theatrical AND musical roles in Corey Dargel’s REMOVABLE PARTS and Victoria Bond’s THE PAGE TURNER: http://automaticheartbreak.com/2010/06/projects-removable-parts/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cTGIaR4YHI&feature=share

My most recent solo CDs: THE DEBUSSY EFFECT on New Focus Recordings

Here is a recent review (2/2014) from The Boston Globe, Jeffrey Gantz critic:


Recent and upcoming projects include: BATTERY, kickboxing piano concerto by composer Randall Woolf and Le Train Bleu ensemble, Ransom Wilson, conductor (February 2014);  and a CD of works for solo piano and electronics on the STARKLAND label (works of Dafna Naphtali, Randall Woolf, Mary Ellen Childs, and Nick Didkovsky). 

I have also created several concert theater presentations through the downtown theater space, The Flea Theater, including: JITTERS, AIR RIGHTS, and KATHLEEN SUPOVE’ and THE ELECTRIC SHEEP, as well as DIGITAL DEBUSSY.

This is what bloggers have written about my recent DIGITAL DEBUSSY project: 

“Kathleen Supove, the go-to pianist of the New York underground,  debuted her most recent, hauntingly surreal theme program, modestly titled Digital Debussy…If cutting-edge piano music is on your agenda, don’t miss this!” LUCID CULTURE blog http://lucidculture.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/kathleensupove/

“The best pianist living in New York you probably never heard of is Kathy Supové…” ARTHUR KAYE, blogspot http://kayester.blogspot.com/2013/05/kathy-supove-at-flea-theater-4262013.html

“At The Block, Saturday, October 19, 2013, The Steinway Piano survived the performance by Pianist Kathleen Supové, Muskegon, Michigan. Supové demonstrated that exploding a piano doesn’t require blowing off the cover or busting up the keyboard. In fact, she coaxed music from the piano, while spirited, that stuck meditative chords in the audience. We were enchanted by Shattered Renditions of the Western Wind, hypnotized in the way classic Electronica casts a spell.” http://artwalkarttalk.blogspot.com/2013/10/at-block-saturday-october-19-2013.html 


1) Shot by Jody Elff, February 21, 2014, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Digits by Neil Rolnick, video (seen near the end) by R. Luke DuBois:

2) Live performance, June 4, 2013, Turtle Bay Music School, TalkBack IV by Guy Barash:

3) Battery, by Randall Woolf, for kickboxing pianist and ensemble. Here Le Train Bleu is performing, Ransom Wilson, conductor. Recorded March 25, 2014. Heidi Latsky was the choreographer:

I have written an article for John Zorn’s publication, ARCANA, Vol. 2. (“Coming Up For Air”)

The Same Sky by Carolyn Yarnell

Piece for piano, electronic sounds, and video!

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