May 26, 2009
Cutler has been writing, producing, and performing music for
over 20 years and is based out of Los Angeles.
She began her musical career as a singer/horn player in several bands, including the popular Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. She also led The New Miss Alice Stone Ladies Society Orchestra and the jazzy Swingstreet, writing most of their music and arrangements, producing several recordings, and touring with them.
Her love of jazz also led to a stint co-producing albums for Polygram-Verve including Joe Williams, Nina Simone, Marlena Shaw, and Shirley Horn.
Miriam's scores have been featured in a variety of projects including numerous narrative features and award-winning documentaries, as well as television, and even two circuses. She is known for being versatile, her integration of world music styles, and working collaboratively.
She has served on documentary juries including the first-ever World Cinema Documentary competition at Sundance, The Independent Spirit Awards, International Documentary Association Awards, and American Film Institute's Film Festival Awards.
Miriam also serves on the Board of The Society of Composers and Lyricists and has been an advisor for the Sundance Institute’s Composers Lab.