Kristin Øhrn Dyrud
Kristin Øhrn Dyrud is a composer living and working in LA and Norway. Since she was a child she has been humming themes from movies and TV series. Kristin always kept a tape recorder handy so she could record music from TV or her own musical ideas that started forming at an early age. She wrote her first composition when she was five and named it "Chinese Dance". Funny, since her fascination with China lead her there as a 19-year old backpacker. In China she met her American husband-to-be, which later brought her to LA where she started pursuing a career in film scoring.
Since her graduation from the prestigious University of Southern California Film Scoring Program in 2005, Kristin has scored several feature films in very different genres as well as a number of short films, commercials, theatrical plays and web series.
Her best known feature film is “Coherence”, which has been named one of the best science fiction movies in recent years. Kristin also provides the score for the animated show Oddbods, which has been nominated three times for an International Emmy Kids Award. At the Bend Film Festival in 2009 Kristin won an award for best score for the feature film "The Attic Door".
For four years Kristin was a staff composer at Hum Music - a Los Angeles music house whose main focus was creating original music for commercials. Through HUM she scored commercials for clients such as Visa, Lexus, Walmart, Home Depot, Wix and PetSmart, to mention a few. Her music has been featured in Super Bowl commercials such as the Clio Award winning ad "Portraits" for Jeep which aired during the 2016 Super Bowl.
Kristin is also a singer and songwriter. In 2014 she released her first solo album, “Orange In The Apple Tree”, where she wrote, performed and produced all the songs. In February 2015 she released an EP under the moniker Lillo, called “Everything Goes North”.