Knut has been commissioned to score the two-part Roman epic “Fallen Eagle” depicting the lives of a troubled Roman War-Lord and a restless young princess, set in a world of mystery, myths and legends. The first film of the series is called “Broken Wings” and is currently in pre-production. The production company has made the following statement:
“Fallen Eagle: Broken Wings” will be filming on location in Malta June 2013. The Director Ilyas Kaduji is very pleased to have the pleasure of working with Knut Avenstroup Haugen to score the movie. He commented in a recent interview, “It’s an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to be working with such a talented and rising composer as Knut is. His emotional and driving melodies have inspired me when I was developing the storyline for the film and to finally be working with him to bring my vision to life is an honor for me”. The film is set in the ancient world and it will follow the journey of a warrior and a philosopher on their quest for meaning and answers. This will be a movie where myth and legend will meet history and art.
Music from Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer will be performed by Trondheim Symphony Orchestra at the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Awards ceremony on April 21.. The performances are a part of a concert featuring the nominated composers as well as some of the best known Norwegian film composers. The HARPA Awards 2012 were presented in Reykjavik, Iceland. This year the event takes place in Trondheim during the Cosmorama film festival and the film music days.
Age of Conan: Secrets of Dragon’s Spine is now live! The expansion features an epic score recorded by a 71-piece orchestra with a 60-piece choir. The score was recorded in Skopje, Macedonia by the F.A.M.E.’s Project. Music composed, orchestrated, mixed and produced by Knut. Dragon’s Spine tracks have been added to the music section.
Knut will be scoring the new series of updates for Age of Conan called ‘Secrets of Dragon’s Spine’. Release date TBA. Age of Conan is developed by Funcom.
“The ‘Secrets of Dragon’s Spine’ update series will provide players with all new Hyborian experiences as they venture to the desert region located south and west of the ancient city of Pteion. Rippling desert dunes stretches for miles in every direction from the spine, lifeless, except for a small oasis in the mountain’s shadow, and treacherous caves and tunnels weave in and out of the mountain rock. The only building made by man is the Palace of Cetriss, which can be found in the center of the area, at the foot of the mountain … but men are not the only beings to have forged a thriving civilization in the desolate desert, many secrets lay buried beneath the sands.”
On November 8., 2012, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra will be performing music from video games in a concert called “SCORE – Orchestral Game Music”. Halo, L.A.Noire, Sonic the Hedgehog, Uncharted, Killzone, Bioshock, Shadow of the Colossus, Final Fantasy, Journey, Viva Pinata and a nostalgia trip back to the days of the Commodore 64, are all on the programme. For the grand finale, the orchestra will be performing three pieces from Age of Conan. The event is initiated and will be hosted by Orvar Säfström – Swedens foremost games personality and host of SVTs “Filmkrönikan”.
Knut signs with production company Maipo to score “Solan og Ludvig: Jul i Flåklypa” (Solan and Ludvig: Christmas in Pinchcliffe). Although reinvented and featuring the foremost in contemporary stop-motion animation, the film continues in the tradition of the 1975 classic Flåklypa Grand Prix / Pinchcliffe Grand Prix and sees the return of Kjell Aukrust’s best known and most beloved characters.
The film is directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen and is a collaboration between Maipo Film, Qvisten Animation and Kari og Kjell Aukrusts Stiftelse. The film opens in theaters Christmas 2013.
The website has been updated with some new music tracks from the film “Fuck Up”, a new video and a few other things.
Knut’s score for the film “Fuck Up” has been nominated for an Amanda Award for best original score in a motion picture. The Amanda Awards is the annual Norwegian film awards and takes place during the Norwegian International Film Festival. The Award show will be broadcast live on Friday August 17. in Norway.
“Fuck Up” opens in theaters this Friday, March 16., 2012. The orchestral/electronic score for this dark comedy/drama was composed and produced by Knut. It features a 44-piece string section recorded in Skopje, Macedonia, and piano, guitars and electronics recorded in Oslo, Norway.
Knut is currently scoring the film “Fuck Up”, a dark comedy/drama produced by Via Film and Illusion Film AB. The film, written and directed by Øystein Karlsen, premieres in cinemas March 16., 2012, and features high profile Scandinavian actors like Jon Øigarden, Tuva Novotny, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Atle Antonsen, Iben Hjejle, Lennart Jähkel, Rebecka Hemse and Sten Ljunggren.