Kira Kira
is | Label: Morr Music

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Kira Kira is Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir (b. 1977), a composer and audio/visual prankster from Iceland. She is a founding member of Kitchen Motors, a label and collective based on experiments in music, creative collaboration and the melting-together of art forms. Kira Kira sprang from this collective in year 1999 and to this day works with Kitchen Motors’ ethos at heart -a spirit of playfulness, exploring the relationship between experimental music and visual arts, collaborating with various artists.
At first Kira Kira played solo but since year 2008 she has recorded and played with a wide range of musicians, mostly trumpet player Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson, Finnish percussionist Samuli Kosminen, contrabass wizard Borgar Magnason and artist Alex Somers as well as guitarists Hilmar Jensson and Pétur Hallgrímsson.

Kira Kira has composed music for theater, film, dance and art installations. Recently she composed music for Notes From The Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky which is currently playing at the Schaubühne Theater in Berlin.

Her first feature film, Grandma Lo-fi -The Basement Tapes of Sigridur Nielsdottir is just out and is currently touring festivals around the world.

She has released 2 albums, Skotta and Our Map to The Monster Olympics. Her third album, Feathermagnetik will be released on Afterhours in Japan in April 2012 and Morr Music’s Sound of a Handshake moniker for the rest of the world in June 2012.