Besides writing for her own pleasure and for the Klezmatics, Lisa has composed for several other projects. Her work has ranged from a full symphonic rendition of her song "Waiting Still" orchestrated by John Marino and performed by the Klezmatics and several symphonies in Hungary in Germany, to songs used in several episodes of the final season of HBO's Sex and the City. Her range is not just Celtic or Klezmer - she has also created music for Dragon Production's Seeing is Believing with Dutch choreographer Maggie Boogaart and Jody Oberfelder's Landmark of Dreams.
While her most famous composition is no doubt her piece "Gonna Get Through This World," set to lyrics written by Woody Guthrie, she has earned acclaim elsewhere. She earned a MacDowell Fellowship and spent over a month writing and collaboriting with Maggie Dubris. Lisa's later Norton Sevens Fellowship led to much of the work featured on her solo EP From Here On In.
Most recently, Lisa co-composed the music for the Broadway show Indecent, a play written by Paula Vogel and directed by Rebecca Taichman about the legendary play God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. The play has been nominated for three Tonys in 2017, including Best Play and Best Director.
For more information about Lisa's composition or to ask about commissioning her for work, reach out to her at LisaGutkinMusician@gmail.com or through her contact page.