Factotum is a US/Norwegian co-production by Director Bent Hamer and producer Jim Stark, and is starring Matt Dillon, Marisa Tomei, Lili Taylor among others. The film and the soundtrack have received a lot of international acclaim and Factotum was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. Factotum is currently released in US together with the release of Kristin’s soundtrack album (released on the French/American label Milan Records). Kristin is part of the following ensembles: DADAFON – The last years Dadafon has been the main vehicle for Kristin’s song-writing.
The music can be described as passionate love songs, where strong melodies and the powerful and danceable rhythms play a central part. In 2005 Dadafon released their fifth album “Lost Love Chords” on Emarcy/Universal, met with excellent reviews. Dadafon has won the Norwegian music award Alarm and has been nominated for the “Spellemannsprisen” (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy). In addition to performing at a number of European festivals, Dadafon has toured Norway extensively, causing a lot of great acclaim.
www.dadafon.com Kristin’s trio KROYT, with Oyvind Brandtsegg (vibraphone/sampling) and Thomas T. Dahl (guitar) has established themselves as one of Norway’s hottest live-acts with their improvised, avantgarde, multimedia, vibrant and mutated rock. Kroyt has released 4 critically acclaimed albums. The band won the “Spellemannsprisen” in 2000 for their album “Low” and won the National Composition Award for their song “Silent”.
Kroyt has collaborated with the Swedish “Fleshquartet” and the brilliant Norwegian stringquartet “Vertavo” to name a few. Kroyt has performed at a great number of international festivals. In 2005 the band collaborated with the Swedish cello player Svante Henryson, performing in Norway and England. www.kroyt.com Kristin was a member of and composer for the vocal experimentation-oriented vocal quartet, KVITRETTEN.
During a 10 year period, Kvitretten became almost like a Norwegian institution for contemporary, experimental way of singing; with a main focus on improvisation. Kvitretten received the “Spellemannspris” nomination for the album “Voices” in 1996, and released two more albums to excellent reviews. Kvitretten toured extensively in the Nordic countries and Germany. Kristin has also worked with the internationally acclaimed pianists Tord Gustavsen and Ketil Bjornstad , as well as the Malian singer Rokia Traore. Read more on Last.fm.
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