Ben Kutner is a Los Angeles-based composer and music director. His music explores the integration of tonality with modern forms. He is currently at work on his third opera, SERUM, to be premiered in 2020.
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 USS Intrepid Museum, Dixon Place, Brooklyn’s Redwood Studios, and San Francisco’s Brava Theater Center. He has produced content for companies including the New York Times, the Huffington Post, designer Romeo Hunte, novelist Cristina Brown, 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 ballet, opera, symphony, string quartet, theater, 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.