Deborah Stokol - Don't Block Your Blessings
Deborah Stokol

Deborah Stokol


Deborah Stokol is an Argentinean-South African-Jewish, Los Angeles-based musician. She is a composer, lyricist, pianist, singer, harper, and guitar-playing producer working as the Kairos Records label. Her piano-driven, debut album, “The Ill-Tempered Clavier,” is in large part a quarantine work, one in which she wrote, played, sang, recorded, and produced the songs at home during lockdown 2020. She has formal backgrounds in classical music and jazz, improvisation, scoring and soundtrack-creation, choral singing, synagogue-piano-playing and -singing, bardic-performance, and composition. She sings in her native English and Spanish in addition to Hebrew, Italian, and Portuguese. She loves incorporating ambient sound into her songs. 
In another part of her life, she was a journalist, using one of the many forms of storytelling she appreciates. She is still a writer who freelances and pursues poetry- and essay-writing. She has worked as a teacher of high school English for more than a decade. Though she creates original pieces, she also composes musical accompaniment to works of literature, often employing the original medium of these works’ transmission — such as those meant to be sung and played on the harp, like The Odyssey, The Iliad, and Beowulf. She gave a talk on “Teaching the Bardic Tradition as a Bard” at SXSW 2019 and 2020’s Associazione Europea di Musica e Comunicazione. In general, she blends her experiences and influences into her work and hopes you enjoy it.

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