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Kristin Norderval

OccupationComposer, Performer, Singer, Teacher
CategoriesContemporary, Electronic, Minimalist

Acclaimed as a composer, singer, and improviser Kristin Norderval has premiered numerous new works for voice and presented original compositions incorporating voice, electronics, and interactive technology at festivals and concert houses in Europe, the Far East, and the Americas. Among her compositions are works for concert, stage and film. Many other works - including five chamber operas - have been written specifically for her. She has recorded for Aurora, CRI, Deep Listening, Eurydice, Koch International, and New World Records. Her credits as a soloist include performances with the Philip Glass Ensemble, the San Francisco Symphony, Oslo Sinfonietta and the Netherlands Dance Theater.

In 2004 and 2005 Kristin Norderval was awarded a Norwegian Artists Stipend for the creation of new inter-disciplinary works for the stage. In 2005 she also received the Henry Cowell Award from the American Music Center in recognition of her innovative work as a composer. Commissions have included works for Den Anden Opera in Copenhagen, the Bucharest International Dance Festival in Romania, jill sigman/thinkdance in New York City, and the early music ensemble Parthenia, the latter as part of the Jerome Foundation's Composers Commissioning Program.

Kristin Norderval received her Doctor of Musical Arts from Manhattan School of Music in New York City in 1993. Her undergraduate and Masters studies were completed at the University of Washington and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music respectively. She was a Visiting Scholar at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Performance Studies in 2003/04 and a Research Fellow at the University of Østfold in Halden, Norway, from 2006 - 2008. For 2008 and 2009 she was again awarded a Norwegian Artists Stipend. Norderval is the co-founder and vocalist/laptop performer of the electro-acoustic duo ZANANA, a member of Pauline Oliveros' improvising quintet The New Circle Five, and a member of the New York based Ensemble Pi.

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