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COMPOSER: KNUT AVENSTROUP HAUGEN               

Knut is a multi award winning Norwegian composer, orchestrator and music producer. In addition to music for film and games, his works also include concert music for orchestras and chamber ensembles. Among his best known works are the highly acclaimed orchestral scores for developer Funcom'svideo game series "Age of Conan”. Knut is currently scoring the “sequel” to Norway’s most popular and beloved film of all time: “Pinchcliffe Grand Prix” (1975). Knut has been commissioned to compose music for numerous grand occasions: The World Ski Championships, the 200th anniversary of the University of Oslo, the bicentennial of Norway’s national poet HenrikWergeland and the Oslo Opera Festival – for which he was also elected Festival Composer.

 

Knut has been honored with awards and nominations from the International Film Music Critics Association Awards, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, the Amandas (Norwegian Film Awards), the Game Audio Network Guild Awards, the Ten Ton Hammer Best of the Decade Awards and the Game Music/Square Enix Music Online Awards.In addition to his current career as a composer, Knut is also a popular guest lecturer at universities and colleges in Norway. Knut was educated as a composer, orchestrator, pianist and musicologist at the conservatories of Kristiansand (Norway) and Utrecht (The Netherlands) and at the University of Oslo." The story of Catarina and Constantine tells of wisdom, moral values, power of will, compassion and righteousness.

 

It is as relevant today as it was then and it is an inspiration to us all. To compose music for such an important and pivotal part of our common history, is a great responsibility and will be immensely satisfying. I aim to write music with as much depth and realism as the story it will support, with the scope to match the ancient and wondrous world in which it is set and to make the score as iconic and memorable as the film will surely be. An opera of sight and sound harmony". Knut Avenstroup Haugen.

 

Awards:

 

International Film Music Critics Association Award for Scoring Excellence (IFMCA) (2009)

Winner, “Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media”, Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures.

 

Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) (2011)

Winner, “Original Song – Video Game”, Age of Conan – The Savage Coast of Turan.

 

Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) (2010)

Nominated, “Original Score – Video Game”, Age of Conan – Rise of the Godslayer.

 

Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) (2008)

Nominated, “Original Score – Video Game”, Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures.

 

The Amanda Awards (Norwegian Film Awards) (2012)

Nominated, “Best Original Score”, Fuck Up.

 

Game Audio Network Guild Awards (G.A.N.G.) (2011)

Nominated, “Best Instrumental”, Age of Conan – Rise of the Godslayer.

 

Game Audio Network Guild Awards (G.A.N.G.) (2009)

Nominated, “Best Vocal – Choral”, Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures.

 

Game Audio Network Guild Awards (G.A.N.G.) (2009)

Nominated, “Best Vocal – Pop”, Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures.

 

Ten Ton Hammer MMOG Decade Awards 2001-2010 (2011)

Nominated, ”Best Sound and Score”, Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures.

 

Square Enix Music Online/Game Music Awards (2011)

Nominated, ”Best Score – Europe”, Age of Conan – Rise of the Godslayer.

 

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