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Damien Geter

Aperture curator

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Damien Geter is an acclaimed composer based in Portland, OR, whose growing body of work includes chamber, vocal, and orchestral works. As a composer, Damien infuses classical music with various styles from the black diaspora to create music that furthers the cause for social justice.

Damien’s growing body of work includes chamber, vocal, and orchestral works. Some recent highlights include commissions for Resonance Ensemble (An African American Requiem), The Washington Chorus (Cantata for a Hopeful Tomorrow), Washington National Opera, Opera Theater Oregon (Invisible), the University of Michigan (The Justice Symphony), and All Classical Portland (Neo-Soul).

His large work, An African American Requiem will premiere in 2022 in partnership with Resonance Ensemble and the Oregon Symphony.

Also a professionally trained classical singer (bass), Damien has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, among other regional companies across the nation.

Damien currently serves as the Artistic Advisor for the social justice-focused award-winning vocal ensemble Resonance Ensemble and was recently (July 2020) named Artistic Advisor for Portland Opera.