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”, The Coast of Ardashir from Age of Conan – The Savage Coast of Turan.

Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) (2013)
Nominated, “Original Score – Video Game”, Age of Conan – Secrets of Dragon’s Spine. November 21., 2013.

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.

 

Films and related:

“Solan og Ludvig: Jul i Flåklypa” (Solan and Ludvig: Christmas in Pinchcliffe) (2013). Feature film (in production). Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen. Produced by Maipo in collaboration with Qvisten Animation and Kari og Kjell Aukrusts Stiftelse.

“Fuck Up” (2012). Feature film. Written and directed by Øystein Karlsen. Produced by Via Film and Illusion Film AB. Orchestral score recorded with F.A.M.E.’s Project (Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra), piano, guitars and electronics. Score composed, programmed, mixed and produced by Knut Avenstroup Haugen.

Age of Conan: Hyboria Hangover“ (2013-). Web series. Directed by Dan Milano. Written by Mike Fasolo. Produced by Gudrun Giddings, Morten S. Larssen, Fredrik Malmberg, Dan Rosenfelt and Daniel Wagner.

“Stillaset” (2013). Short film. Directed by Tor Einstabland. Produced by Sheriff Film Company. Solo piano score.

Telenor Group. “Built Around People – 3D (2011). Brand film for the corporations dedicated 3D cinemas worldwide. Recorded with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists. Produced by Agile Films i corporation with Green Cave People for the Telenor Group. Directed by Malcolm Green.

“Solan og Ludvig: Jul i Flåklypa” (Solan and Ludvig: Christmas in Pinchcliffe). Cinematic trailer (2013). Cinematic teaser (2012).

Norsk Resirk: “Resirkulasjon totale”. Commercial (2013). Apeland. Produced by Maipo/Qvisten. Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen.

Posten: “Velg selv”. Commercial (2013). Produced by Maipo/Qvisten. Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen.

Posten: “Ute i god tid”. Commercial (2013). Produced by Maipo/Qvisten. Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen.

Posten: “Bli kjent med postmannen”. Commercial (2013). Produced by Maipo/Qvisten. Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen.

Tetrapak: “I Am Your Mother”. Commercial (2011). Produced by Green Cave People. Directed by Malcolm Green.

Telenor Group (2010). Corporate presentation films.

Funcom. Age of Conan (2008-2013). Trailers etc. Hyborian Adventures trailer, Rise of the Godslayer trailer, Savage Coast of Turan trailer, Secrets of Dragon’s Spine trailerBar Story, Femme Fatale, The Second Coming, tech demos, area presentations.

 

Video games and related:

Lords of the Fallen. CI Games/Deck 13 (2014). Orchestral score recorded with Bratislava Symphony Orchestra and soloists.

Age of Conan – Secrets of Dragon’s Spine. Funcom (2013). Orchestral score recorded with F.A.M.E.’s Project orchestra and choir (Skopje, Macedonia). Composed, orchestrated, mixed and produced by Knut Avenstroup Haugen.

Age of Conan – The Savage Coast of Turan. Funcom (2011). Orchestral score recorded with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and vocalist Aubrey Ashburn. Composed, orchestrated, mixed and produced by Knut Avenstroup Haugen.

Age of Conan – Rise of the Godslayer. Funcom/CompuExpert/Deep Silver (2010). 60 minute orchestral score recorded with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, taiko drums and chinese soloists at AIR Lyndhurst Hall (London), Angel Studios (London) and Smecky Studio (Prague). Composed, orchestrated and produced by Knut Avenstroup Haugen.

Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures. Funcom/Eidos (2008). 210 minute hybrid orchestral score recorded with choir, strings, soloists and electronics. Composed, written (lyrics), orchestrated, programmed, mixed and produced by Knut Avenstroup Haugen.

The Mark of Odin. Xavier Marcé (2012). Theme.

Company of Mammals. Virtual Game Worlds (2012). Theme.

Bubbins. Skalden (2007). Not released. 30 minute orchestral score recorded with sampled instruments. Composed, orchestrated, programmed, mixed and produced by Knut Avenstroup Haugen.

Viking Saga. Skalden (2003). Not released. 30 minute orchestral score recorded with sampled instruments. Composed, orchestrated, programmed, mixed and produced by Knut Avenstroup Haugen.

 

Selected concert performances:

Score – Orchestral Game Music (2013): Concert with the greatest game scores featuring Nighttime Journey from Hyborian Adventures. Performed by Sundsvall Symphonic Orchestra and Sabina Zweiacker. February, 2014.

Score – Orchestral Game Music (2013): Concert with the greatest game scores featuring All Heroes Unite! from Rise of the Godslayer and Nighttime Journey from Hyborian Adventures. Performed by Göteborg Symphonic Orchestra and Sabina Zweiacker. January 23. and 25., 2014.

Video Games in Concert (2013): Concert with the greatest game scores featuring The City or Ardashir, Northern Grasslands and All Heroes Unite! from Savage Coast of Turan and Rise of the Godslayer. Performed by The Young Classic Sound Orchestra. Karlsruhe, Germany, October 20., 2013.

Score – Orchestral Game Music (2013): Concert with the greatest game scores featuring Combat from Secrets of Dragon’s Spine. Performed by Gävle Symphony Orchestra and Choir, October 12., 2013.

Joystick 5.0 (2013): Concert with the greatest game scores featuring Nighttime Journey through the Eiglophian Mountains and All Heroes Unite! from Hyborian Adventures and Rise of the Godslayer. Performed by Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Sabina Zweiacker, May 5., 2013.

HARPA Nordic Film Compoers Awards (2013): Concert with Norwegian film composers and award nominees featuring Northern Grasslands and All Heroes Unite! from Rise of the Godslayer. Performed by Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, April 21., 2013.

Score – Orchestral Game Music (2013): Concert with the greatest game scores featuring Echoes of Atlantis from Hyborian Adventures. Performed by Dalasinfoniettan and Choir, January 19., 2012.

Score – Orchestral Game Music (2012): Concert with the greatest game scores featuring The City of Ardashir and the Temple of Erlik, Fort Ardashir Battle and All Heroes Unite! from Savage Coast of Turan and Rise of the Godslayer. Performed by Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, November 8., 2012.

World Ski Championships 2011, opening ceremony (2011): Piece for 4 percussionists and All Heroes Unite! from Rise of the Godslayer. Performed by the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces. Universiy Square, world-wide TV-broadcast, April 4., 2011.

200th anniversary celebration for the University of Oslo (2011): Under Verden. For bass-soloist, orchestra and mixed choir. Performed by Jens Erik Aasbø, Universitets Symfoniorkester, Den Norske Studentersangforening, Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening, Akademisk Korforening and Schola Cantorum. The University Hall (Universitetets Aula), October 6., 2011.

“The Gathering – 20 years in Concert” (2011): Ere the World Crumbles, from Hyborian Adventures. Performed by Romerike Symfoniorkester and Benedicte Årving. Lørenskog Hus, September 17., 2011.

“Festningen 2010” (2010): Age of Conan concert with music from Rise of the Godslayer and Hyborian Adventures. Perfomed by the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Oslo Philharmonic Choir, Arvid Engegård and Helene Bøksle. Akershus Fortress, August 28., 2010.

“Spellemannsprisen” (“Norwegian Grammy’s”) (2009): Age of Conan live performance of Ere the World Crumbles from Hyborian Adventures. Oslo Spektrum, January 24., 2009.

Opening of the 200th anniversary celebration of Henrik Wergeland(2008): Fakkelens Øye – 13 songs set to poems by Henrik Wergeland. Performed by Miguel Emilio Steinsland and Kristiansand String Quartet. Kristiansand Cathedral, June 16., 2008.

Age of Conan launch party (2008): Live perfomance of five songs from Hyborian Adventures. Performed by Helene Bøksle and small orchestra. Holmenkollen, May 13., 2008.

Oslo Opera Festival (2007): Under Verden. Performed by Cosma Ranuer, Oslo Symfony Orchestra and choir. Piano Concerto No. 1, “Romantic”. Performed by Einar Steen-Nøkleberg and Oslo Symfony Orchestra. The University Hall (Universitetets Aula), September 11., 2007.

Kongensgatas Akademi festival (2005): Fakkelens Øye – 7 songs set to poems by Henrik Wergeland. Performed by Miguel Emilio Steinsland and Kristiansand String Quartet.
Sigurd Lie Hall, Kristiansand October 23., 2005.

The Opera Ball (2005): Fakkelens Øye – 7 songs set to poems by Henrik Wergeland. Performed by Miguel Emilio Steinsland and string ensemble.
Gamle Logen, Oslo October 15., 2005

Peter Pan, musical (2001): Hamar Theater, several shows, Christmas 2001.

 

Commissioned works:

Piece for 4 percussionists (2011). Commissioned by the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces for the opening ceremony of the 2011 World Ski Championships.

Vardlokk. Eurovision Song Contest (2011). Co-written with Sindre Hotvedt and Helene Bøksle. Lyrics by Cecilie Larsen. Recorded with the The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, soloists and Helene Bøksle.

Fakkelens Øye – 13 songs set to poems by Henrik Wergeland (2008). Large cycle of songs for string quartet, harp and tenor soloist. Commissioned by the Wergeland Society for the opening of the bi-centennial of Henrik Wergeland. (Extended version of “Fakkelens Øye” (2004)).

Under Verden (2007). For bass-soloist, orchestra and mixed choir. Lyrics: Cornelius Jakhelln. Commissioned by Kulturentusiastene for the Oslo Operafestival 2007.

Piano Concert No.1, “Romantic” (2007). For piano soloist and orchestra. Revised and extended version commissioned by Kulturentusiastene for the Oslo Operafestival 2007. Original version Commissioned by Eirik Jacobsen (2006).

Tonepoem (2006). For orchestra. Commissioned by Eirik Jacobsen (2006).

Der skreg en Fugl (2005). For soprano soloist and piano. Lyrics: Wilhelm Krag. Commissioned by Gjøril Songvoll.

Fakkelens Øye – 7 songs set to poems by Henrik Wergeland (2004). Cycle of songs for string quartet, harp and tenor soloist. Commissioned by the Wergeland Society.

Kabazal (2004). A cappella choral piece for 2 basses, 2 tenors and counter-tenor soloist. Lyrics: Cornelius Jakhelln. Commissioned by Cornelius Jakhelln.

Spardam (2002). Soundscapes for theater. Commissioned by theater group Molly Melon.

Peter Pan (2001). Musical for small orchestra, choir and vocal soloists. Libretto: Silje Holtet. Commissioned by theater group Molly Melon.

Music and soundscapes for dance (2000). Commissioned by the School for Contemporary Dance.

Soundscapes for dance (2000). Commissioned by Spin-Off dance studio.

 

CD releases and score publications:

Jul i Flåklypa (Christmas in Pinchcliffe). Score. For concert band. Norsk Noteservice (2013).

Age of Conan suite. Score. 6 movements from Age of Conan for concert band. Norsk Noteservice (2011).

All Heroes Unite! Score. From Age of Conan for concert band. Norsk Noteservice (2011).

Age of Conan – Rise of the Godslayer Original Soundtrack. CD. Grappa musikkforlag (2010).

Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures Original Soundtrack. CD. Grappa musikkforlag (2008).

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