unknowingly, this is the third time I’ve posted on a band that features the multi-talented Kristina Dutton. If you are in a band, and want to make it awesome, give her a call.
— -Gorillavsbear.net

String Arrangements, sessions, performance- BIRTHMARk, POLYvinyl records

As Birthmark, Nate Kinsella (American Football, Joan of Arc, Make Believe) creates lush, layered pop that makes inventive use of organic and electronic instrumentation.

Listen here

Purchase here or on iTunes


String Arrangements, Sessions, performance - Owen, polyvinyl records-

Owen is the solo project of Chicago's Mike Kinsella. As a departure from over a decade of work playing in a variety of bands -- Cap'n Jazz, American Football, and T/T/T to name a few. Owen's musical output has evolved from sparse acoustic offerings to lush, string-filled arrangements.

Purchase here or on iTunes


string arrangements, sessions- So much light,

Anti records-

It only takes one play of Idiot Soul for Damien Verrett — the 24-year-old singer/songwriter behind So Much Light — to engulf and captivate the listener. With a soothing flood of inviting melodies over lush instrumental backdrops, Verrett’s soulful crooning instantly encapsulates the sultry allure of So Much Light. His carefully-calibrated production yields an expressive combination of character and charisma that embodies So Much Light’s aesthetic credo as a whole.

More here, new album out soon!





Tour, video, performance - Glen hansard-anti records

Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for Irish group The Frames, and one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA-winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the film Once, which earned him a number of major awards, including an Academy Award for Best Song.

Watch here. 



sessions and string arrangements, maps and atlases - barsuk records

In a musical landscape pitted with pop stars and pigeonholes, Maps & Atlases defy easy categorization, choosing to walk their own incomparable path.

Watch here. 

sessions - willis earl beale- xl recordings

Artist and musician Willis Earl Beal's music is often philosophical in content and takes moody, deconstructed, even classical turns. During live performances, he presents himself as a phantom-like figure; donning a hat, mask and cape in the style of Zorro.

More here.





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Music for Wild Projects, a non-profit collaborating with communities world wide through fearless art, film, and performance productions to inspire resiliency in the face of adversity.

Music for the upcoming film by Kim Anno, 90 Miles from Paradise. Watch the trailer here


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Music for Squid, Coming to Life, Imagine Science Film Festival Runner Up for Scientific Merit Award. Music originally composed for The Patel Lab at UC Berkeley Dept. of Molecular & Cell Biology, and Woods Hole Marine Biology Lab. 

Music for Labocine's films by director and filmmaker Alexis Gambis



Composition for Dance

FURY is a new concert experience that is up-close and real, bringing together the collaborative music making of indie-pop group, YASSOU, and composer Kristina Dutton, with another unusual collaboration between dancers from two different world-class ballet companies, San Francisco Ballet and Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Principal dancers from SFBallet, Dores Andre, Frances Chung, Luke Ingham, Lauren Strongin and Joe Walsh, and from LINES Ballet, Adji Cissoko and Babatunji will share a center stage with musicians from YASSOU. The performance features all original music by YASSOU, accompanied by string quartet. Audience will surround the stage in an ever changing, post-apocalyptic world created with sets and visuals by Creative Director, Luke Acret. Choreographer Dani Rowe is making movement for dancers and musicians who portray characters fighting for survival in a journey that moves between driving intensity and tender intimacy. 


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Borderless Imaginarya collaboration with director Ann Schnake  and videographer Robert Gomez of MobileIntent, dancers Carmen Serber and Natalie Greene, and composer Linda Bouchard. Borderless Imaginary is a site-specific installation of sculptural works, performance, music, and video projection. View trailer here. 

Drought 1200, a dance performance directed by Kim Anno, in collaboration with Naka Dance Theater, music by Kristina Dutton, Crystal Pascucci, and Kanoko Nishi-Smith

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