BIOGRAPHY

Christian composed his first piece at 12, and has since composed for Orchestra, Big Bands, Pop and Rock groups. He holds a Bachelor of Musicology from the University of Oslo, with focus on jazz composition, improvisation and music technology. He has been active as an improvising musician for many years, and has also trained classical composition at the University of Edinburgh where he led the Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra and wrote for the Edinburgh Composers Orchestra. Among his employers are Game Developer Funcom, film production companies Outer Limit Productions and Neon Eye Films. 

Christian started his music studies at age 8, playing trumpet in the local marching band.  He composed his first piece at 12, improvising a tune for three trumpets. At 16,  he started producing and recording his own compositions in the studio of the local youth club. He further developed his skills as trumpet player, arranger and ensemble leader as horn section leader at the local YMCA choir and musical director of the high school cabaret. During this time he also expanded his musical repertoire as playing bass in Metal, Rock and Pop bands. 

In 2012, he started a Bachelors in Musicology at the University of Oslo, studying jazz composition and arranging, music production and interactive technologies. During this time,  he developed a prototype for an interactive controller fusing trumpet and live electronics, and improvised his first scores for silent film as part of the duo chrimari.  He was also arranger and featured soloist with Føyka Big Band and Big Boss Band.

He learnt the basics of Game Audio during a summer internship with Norwegian game developer Funcom (Age of Conan, The Secret World ). Under instruction from Audio Director Simon Poole, he carried out audio editing  on their title The Secret World and SFX Sound Design on Lego Minifigures. 

For his final thesis towards the Bachelors of Musicology at the University of Oslo, he examined the use of music technologies and improvisation through interviews with several acclaimed film- and game audio professionals. The thesis was titled “Improvising Soundscapes for Screen: Exploring Possibilities for Screen Sound Innovation, and it included interviews with composers Jeff Rona, Guy Gross and Nils Petter Molvær, as well as sound designer Brian Williams (Lustmord). From this insight, he started developing an approach to improvise musical soundscapes for screen.

In 2014,  he moved to Scotland to study at the University of Edinburgh. He took classes in classical composition and joined the film group Outer Limit Productions as Audio Director and Composer. He scored the group´s first short film Brainfood and they went on to produce the web series Jeff + Lisa Vs. He collaborated with Professor of Film Music Yati Durant, developing techniques for improvising film scores, and taught a film music workshop at Reid School of Music. 

 

He moved to Berlin in 2016 to further immerse himself in improvised electronic music, and get involved in the Game and Film industries of the city.