Martin A. Hirsti-Kvam (1991-) is a composer who works in different fields of expression: from acoustic ‘concert music,’ to more conceptually oriented works using electronics and visual elements, always in an attempt to give new perspectives and reflection to what constitutes music, listening and live performance. In 2018, he won the Kranichsteiner prize for Composition at the Darmstadt Summer Courses. He has had works performed by ensembles such as Cikada, Esbjerg Ensemble etc. and has had works performed at venues such as Ultima Festival in Oslo, SPOR Festival for Contemporary Music and Sound Art in Aarhus and at the International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt. He has a Bachelor’s degree in composition from the Norwegian Academy of Music and a Bachelor’s degree in Musicology from the University of Oslo.