Praised as “strikingly original” (NY Times), and a “new voice from whom we will surely be hearing more” (LA Times), Kamala Sankaram has received commissions from Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, the PROTOTYPE Festival, Opera on Tap, Opera Memphis, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, among others.
“Sankaram’s tuneful score and standout performance are well worth a listen.”
–The New York Post
My piece Keeping the Look Loose was recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and will come out October 26 on New Amsterdam Records. More info here.
Very excited to officially launch "Bethesda Loops," a piece written in collaboration with U-GRUVE AR for the Bethesda Fountain. Listeners can experience the piece by downloading the U-GRUVE app.
“A rousing composer”
–Los Angeles Times
Featured Upcoming Performances
World premiere of a one act opera with libretto by Jerre Dye at Washington National Opera. Click to read more.
Kamala to compose music for The Oresteia with the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Click to read more.
“Ms. Sankaram’s music, inflected with the rhythms and melismas of Indian ragas, has a driving percussive energy and a distinctive sound…the action shifted seamlessly from realistic action to stylized choreography, taking the story into the realm of myth.”
– The Wall Street Journal