Kristin Norderval

Kristin Norderval is a composer and singer who specializes in developing new works for voice, cross-disciplinary work, and works using interactive technology. Her first full-length opera, The Trials of Patricia Isasa, was awarded Quebec’s OPUS prize in two categories. As a 2017 McKnight Visiting Composer, Norderval is currently developing a work for young voices, iPads, and spoken word. Previous commissions include works created for the Ultima Festival, Den Anden Opera, jill sigman/thinkdance, and the Parthenia viol consort. Norderval’s credits as a soprano soloist include performances with the Oslo Sinfonietta, the Philip Glass Ensemble, Netherlands Dance Theater, and the San Francisco Symphony. Her solo CD, Aural Histories (post-ambient arias for voice and electronics), was listed by critic Alex Ross as one of “Ten Notable Classical Music Recordings of 2012.”

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