Kristin Norderval

Kristin Norderval
Singer, Composer

Freelancing both as a singer, improviser and composer, 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. Many works - including five chamber operas - have been written specifically for her. A number of these works have been recorded on 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 she was awarded a Norwegian Artists Stipend for creation of new inter-disciplinary works for the stage, and in 2005 she received the Henry Cowell Award recognizing her innovative work as a composer. Among her compositions are works for concert, stage and film. Commissions include 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 Composers Commissioning Program.

Norderval is the co-founder and vocalist/laptop performer of the electro-acoustic duo ZANANA, and a member of Pauline Oliveros' improvising quintet the New Circle Five. From 2006-2008 she was a Research Fellow at the University of Østfold in Halden. Previous to that she served as interim Dean and Artistic Director of the Akademi for Scenekunst at the University of Østfold. 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.



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