Kristina Dutton is a composer, musician, and media artist who specializes in interdisciplinary work. Her compositional focus is in film, dance, and multimedia events.
Many of her own projects are inspired by collaborations with scientists and a love of the natural world. As a violinist she performed on more than 50 albums of various genres. Her conservatory training led her toward a brief career in orchestral work, but she soon gave herself over to her love affair with the art of pop music, writing string arrangements for indie bands like American Football and performing with rockers like Glen Hansard, Helado Negro, and Peter Bjorn and John. This, along with several commissions for multimedia events and installations, paved the way for her current compositional work.
Dutton has a background studying ecology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, before entering a music conservatory program at DePaul University in Chicago. More recently she trained as a naturalist and explores sound through field recording projects.
Notable support for her projects includes awards from New Music USA, The Zellerbach Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation, The Precipice Fund, The Intermusic Musical Grant Program, The San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Fund, and The Fleishhacker Family Foundation.