Frans Bak

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Frans Bak (born 7 February 1958[1]) is a Danish composer, choral conductor, saxophonist, and pianist. He is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music and has worked as a jazz performer and composer of film music. In 1994, he founded the composer's association Den 3. Vej.[1]

He wrote the score for the Danish television series Forbrydelsen and American remake, The Killing on AMC. His projects include Lilyhammer on NRK1/Netflix starring Steven Van Zandt and the British adaption of the Ruth Rendell novel Thirteen Steps Down.

Bak has also scored commercials, short films, and feature films including three Academy Award-nominated shorts: Ernst & The Light, Sweethearts?, and Helmer & Son.


  • Hymn to the Rainbow (L+R, 1992)
  • Live in Copenhagen (Olufsen, 1993
  • Natsange (Stunt, 2002)
  • Zirkusmusik (Cope, 2006)
  • Bossa Nuts (Stunt, 2011)
  • The Killing (Decca, 2012)
  • Sound of North (Mercury, 2016)[2]

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  1. ^ a b White, John David (2002). New music of the Nordic countries. Pendragon Press. p. 71. ISBN 978-1-57647-019-0.
  2. ^ "Frans Bak | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 February 2019.

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