Kristin Øhrn Dyrud is a Norwegian media composer renowned for her versatile and captivating musical compositions spanning various genres.

A 2005 graduate of the esteemed University of Southern California Scoring for Film and Television program in Los Angeles, Dyrud has since made significant contributions to the world of cinema, scoring a diverse array of feature and short films, TV shows, and commercials.

Among her notable works is the acclaimed "Coherence," hailed as one of the best science fiction movies in recent years, showcasing her ability to craft eerie and unexpected soundscapes that keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Her collaboration with director Jim Byrkit on "Coherence" paved the way for Dyrud scoring Byrkit’s surreal mind-bender "Shatter Belt," a TV series that premiered at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival.

Dyrud’s hauntingly evocative music for “The Attic Door,” a thriller drama directed by Danny Daneau, earned her the award for Best Score at the Bend Film Festival in 2009.

Dyrud scored and music supervised all four seasons of "The Oddbods Show," a three-time Kids Emmy Award nominee, where the score plays a crucial role in enhancing the visual storytelling and bringing the characters to life. Her contributions to the show are a testament to her comedic timing and skill in creating engaging and memorable musical themes.

For four years, Dyrud worked as a staff composer at Hum Music in Santa Monica, California. Here she collaborated with clients such as Visa, Lexus, Dell, and Home Depot. Notably, one of her compositions was featured in a Jeep Super Bowl commercial, which earned recognition with a prestigious Clio Award.

Beyond her contributions to visual media, Dyrud's artistic footprint extends to the realm of theater, having composed music for several Norwegian theatrical productions such as "The Belly Beast" (“Monster i magen”), which was nominated for a Gullsekken award in 2021. Furthermore, her collaboration with Audible Studios and Broadway Video on the podcast series "Zero Tolerance," featuring Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, underscores her ability to create compelling auditory experiences across various mediums.

Her most recent work is on “Paper Flowers,” a drama feature based on a true story directed by Mahesh Pailoor. The film is premiering opening night in Los Angeles at the 2024 Dances With Films Festival.

After spending 17 years living in Los Angeles, Dyrud now resides in Norway with her husband and two kids.

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