Ben Kutner is a Los Angeles-based composer and music director. His music explores the integration of tonality with modern forms and has been described by the LA Times as “wild (and) wistful.”
Ben has created work that has been presented throughout the United States at venues including the National Opera Center, Brown University’s Granoff Center for the Arts, Jack Crystal Theater, St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Jersey City Theatre Centre, the Queens Museum, New York Fashion Week, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Dixon Place, Brooklyn’s Redwood Studios, and San Francisco’s Brava Theater Center. He has produced content for creative partners including the New York Times, the Huffington Post, designer Romeo Hunte, novelist Cristina García, New Parnassus, Project 44 Dance, Tributary Dance, Lauren Hale Dance, Nocturne Productions, Eclectic Youth Films, and the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. He works across a range of genres including symphony, opera, chamber ensemble, theatre, ballet, modern dance, and film.
He holds a BA in music from Brown University where he founded the Fermata Ensemble and he has participated in Rhymes With Opera’s Pocket Opera Workshop, the Voices Transposed Festival, Bard College’s Conductors Institute, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Hack Music LA. Ben serves as the music director for the New Parnassus Ensemble.