Kristin Bjork Kristjánsdóttir / Kira Kira is an Icelandic musician and a filmmaker based in a small village by the sea on the south coast of the island.
She comes from a playful background of explorative music, arts and creative filmmaking, moonlighting between writing and directing her own films and scoring films and TV shows.
Her feature music documentary “Grandma Lo-fi” won the Sound & Vision at CPH Dox and was screened in over 300 international film festivals, including MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, SXSW, IFFR, BAFICI and many more. “We The Lightnings,” Kristin’s first fiction short will be premiered internationally in 2022.
Kira Kira composed music for Daniel Stessen’s hybrid animated TV series “Dream Corp LLC” on Adult Swim and has scored a few feature films and shorts.
She has 5 solo albums to her name as a recording artist, released internationally on various labels like Berlin’s Morr Music, Tokyo’s Afterhours, California’s Time Released Sound and Smekkleysa and has toured all over the world in various constellations, solo or with colorful ensembles. Collaborating with innovative musicians, animators, playful filmmakers and dancers is a passion of her’s.
Kira is a co-founder of Kitchen Motors -A playful music collective and label focused on explorations in music which she spearheaded for a decade alongside composers Johann Johannsson and Hilmar Jensson.