Kristin Norderval

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KRISTIN NORDERVAL is a performer, composer and improviser whose career has been two-fold; combining both vocal performance and composition. She received her undergraduate training in composition from the University of Washington, and completed a DMA in vocal performance from the Manhattan School of Music. As a composer, Norderval focuses primarily on the nuances of the human voice and the exploration of human-machine interaction. Her first full-length opera—The Trials of Patricia Isasa for six soloists, SATB choir, seven instrumentalists and electronics—was commissioned by Artxchange and premiered at the Monument-National Theater in Montreal in May, 2016, as a Chants Libres production with Norderval singing one of the lead roles. Her compositions are featured on Deep Listening, Koch International, Everglade Records, and Losen Records. Her solo CD—Aural Histories (post-ambient arias for voice and electronics)—was listed by The New Yorker’s classical music critic Alex Ross as one of the “Ten Notable Classical Music Recordings of 2012.”