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Kristofer Twadell

San Francisco and Chicago-based composer Kristofer Twadell is an adventurous spirit who is always looking for ways to tell stories through music. Kristofer scores films as well as composes concert music for a variety of different ensembles, both in traditional and hybrid genres. His music is emotionally driven and is often inspired by nature and literature. He has had pieces premiered by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the Greek Chamber Music Project.


 He received the Sky Hi Award grant from SFCM to compose the score for and produce a short documentary that is available on YouTube. Along with composing, he has produced departmental recording sessions during his undergrad. Kristofer enjoys exploring with non-traditional ensembles, as well pairing music with other forms of art such as dance, spoken word, and all types of films. To him, expressing emotions is the driving force behind his music. He has a BM in Technology and Applied Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and is also an alumni of Interlochen Arts Academy.

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