Knut Avenstroup Haugen

International Film Music Critics Association Award and Hollywood Music in Media Award winning film and video game composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen is known for his talent for melody, his versatility and his ability to create iconic and unforgettable scores. Having studied composition, orchestration, piano and musicology in his native Norway and the Netherlands, his Norwegian heritage, classical training and roots in the European/Russian orchestral repertoire is apparent in his work. As is his talent for assimilating musical styles and traditions. Ranging from the most intimate and delicate to massive orchestra and choir arrangements, all of Haugens film and video game scores have received major awards and nominations.

Among his best known works are the acclaimed orchestral scores for the AGE OF CONAN series of video games: HYBORIAN ADVENTURES (International Film Music Critics Association Awards winner, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Game Audio Network Guild Awards and Ten Ton Hammer Best of the Decade Awards nominee), RISE OF THE GODSLAYER (Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Game Audio Network Guild Awards and Game Music Awards nominee), SAVAGE COAST OF TURAN (Hollywood Music in Media Awards winner) and SECRETS OF DRAGON’S SPINE (Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee - November 2013).

Most recently, Haugen scored the stop-motion feature film Christmas in Pinchcliffe – the sequel to the classic Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, voted the most loved Norwegian film of all time. Haugen’s score for his debut motion picture Fuck Up was nominated for an Amanda Award (Norwegian Film Awards).

Haugen has composed music for grand occasions and events, like the World Ski Championships, the 200th Anniversary of the University of Oslo, the Oslo Opera Festival, the Harpa Nordic Film Composer Awards and Spellemannsprisen (Norwegian music awards). His works have been performed at numerous concerts across Norway and Sweden by prominent Scandinavian orchestras and ensembles, among others the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Dalasinfonietta and choir, the Oslo Philharmonic Choir and the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces.

CREDITS:

Lords Of The Fallen CI Games/Deck 13/Bandai Namco Games
Age Of Conan - Secrets Of Dragon's Spine Funcom
Age Of Conan - The Savage Coast Of Turan Funcom
Age Of Conan - Rise Of The Godslayer Funcom/Deep Silver/CompuExpert
Age Of Conan - Hyborian Adventures Funcom/Eidos
Company Of Mammals - Theme Virtual Game Worlds
Bubbins Skalden
Viking Saga Skalden
The Christmas Of Solan And Ludvig Nordic Film/Maipo/Qvisten Animation
Director: Rasmus A. Sivertsen
Producer: Cornelia Boysen
Fuck Up SF/Via Film/Illusion Film
Director: Øystein Karlsen
Producer: Anders Tangen
The Scaffold (short) Director: Tor Einstabland
Producer: Guy Haddeland

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