Kim Read, aka kgmr, is a composer, songwriter, and pianist. She started writing and recording music in grade school using a Casio keyboard, a Magnus organ, and a tape recorder. Her first compositions were imagined as music for horror films. Early sampling using prank phone calls and the tape recorder were unfortunately stopped by the police.


Kim writes for solo piano, rock trio, larger ensembles, and electronic instrumentation. Her works have been featured in films and plays. She often publishes and performs under the initials kgmr. She was formally trained at the French School of Music in Plainfield, New Jersey, the University of Florida, and Colorado College.