Krista Muir AIR composer musician artist

Krista Muir: Virtual Troubadour for a Space Age Serenade, January – April 2021

Krista Muir

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Krista Muir’s Livestream Audio Visual Extravaganza
Wednesday, February 5, 5 pm

A curious polymath and lifelong student, Krista Muir has spent the past two decades as a composer, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, performer, digital storyteller, video-maker, workshop facilitator, audio engineer and curator of multi-disciplinary events.

While in residency at Caetani she will be writing Chanson-O-Grammes – odes to beloved friends, objects, locations…you can even order your own! For more info click here.

Follow Krista Muir’s work here and listen via the blue links:

EL GRAN CHOCOLATE  (Composed while at Caetani – Ode to Chocolate)
VIDEOLAND – FALLOW OR FOLLOW | SALADE SAUVAGE | HA HA HAPPINESS
MUSICLAND – LES CHOUETTES debut single | NACNAC’s CIAO COVID HEART
TOOT TOOT with LUCIL’S THE FARTNISS DISCO! | NEW MATH EP STREAM/BUY

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About the Artist

Composer, musician, performer and multi-disciplinary artist whose music has taken her around the world!

Music, for me, will always tell a story. I have been writing, recording and performing original material for over 20 years and for the past eight have taken on commissions – crafting songs that capture and shape personal stories through melody and poetry. A multi-instrumentalist, singer and audio engineer, my main focus has been music composition, production and dissemination through live and recorded material. Some themes explored in my work are health and wellness, particle theory, sugar addiction, environmental action, hope, nutrition, sports, bicycle safety, love, and memory.

My artistic practice stems from a combination of formal training and self-taught experimentation spanning several disciplines – music, theatre, videomaking, costume design, and printmaking. I’ve built a body of work and dedicated following through DIY creations (costumes, zines, videos, handmade merchandise), engaging audiences through playful performances and facilitating creative workshops for people of all ages. I often work in cycles of creativity – moving from music to film to poetry to sewing to printmaking to music. While some projects focus solely on one medium, others have multiple components. Each one is unique.

Notable collaborations include composing and producing a mini operetta for interactive public art collective Daily Tous Les Jours’ “Kit Operette,”creating a music video trilogy with filmmaker Kara Blake (for which I provided the soundtrack, created costumes and acted in all three), and cowriting a narrative dance song with DJ Kid Koala for the “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live” tour. I’ve been mask-making since April 2020, sending over 500 masks to those in need and want. Ha Ha

Happiness is my latest music video project featuring masked contributors from around the world and a song collaboration with my musical pandemic pen pal Fran Ashcroft.

Music continues to be the main portal through which I explore my inner world while time travelling on a global scale. Let’s move and be moved! Let’s create and be creative! Let’s sing all things!

EDUCATION

Since 1993 Krista Muir has taught herself bass, ukulele, theremin, audio engineer, and mixer.

1993-1997 BA Honors, English: Cultural Studies, McGill University
2000-2001 Graduate Diploma in Communications, Concordia University
2001-2001 Sound Recording Workshop with Howard Bilerman, HotelToTango
2014-2014 Sound Recording Workshop with Steve Albini, HotelToTango

PARTIAL DISCOGRAPHY

Ha Ha Happiness EP Digital hypo records 2020
New Math EP Digital hypo records 2020
The Tides CD/Digital hypo records 2018
A Pocketful of Lullabies Digital hypo records 2015
Guten Tag Gemini! CD/digital hypo records 2013
Between Atoms CD/vinyl/digital hypo records 2011

COMPOSING FOR SCREEN

Contortionis Femina (short film) Director: Marites Carino 2021
Rosie (short film) Director: Gail Maurice 2018
Le fleuve a droit (short film) Director: Sarah Fortin 2010
Les Signes Vitaux (feature film) Director: Sophie Deraspe 2009

RESIDENCIES/PROGRAMS

2019 Banff Centre for the Arts, Singer Songwriter Residency Program March
2017 Artist-In-Residence, Daily Tous Les Jours studio, Montreal, QC
2017 Artist-In-Residence, FL!GHT Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2016 Artist-In-Residency, Fisch Haus, Wichita, Kansas

SELECT PERFORMANCES, EXHIBITIONS & WORKSHOPS

Contemporary Art Month Opening Party, Brick in San Antonio, March 2020
Global performances (over 800 appearances from small independent venues to
large festivals such as SXSW, POPKOMM, CMJ, Festival L’OFF, POP MONTREAL)

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