Michiel van den Bos

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Michiel van den Bos
Birth nameMichiel van den Bos
Also known asM.C.A., Mike Boss
Born (1975-05-23) 23 May 1975 (age 46)
OriginRotterdam, Netherlands
GenresElectronic dance music, contemporary classical music
Occupation(s)Composer, musician, DJ
InstrumentsKeyboards, guitar, PC
Years active1996–present
LabelsMateria Collective
Associated actsStraylight Productions, Alexander Brandon

Michiel "M.C.A." van den Bos (born 23 May 1975)[1] is a Dutch musician who composes primarily for Epic Games and Triumph Studios. He began composing on the Commodore 64 and Amiga before making the transition to composing professional soundtracks for video games such as Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex, and the Overlord series.[2] His most recent project is the soundtrack of Age of Wonders: Planetfall.

According to an interview, his influences are LTJ Bukem, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Martin Galway, Underworld, Rob Hubbard, Jeroen Tel, Ben Daglish, Carcass, At the Gates, Insomnium, PFM and Artemis.[3]

Van den Bos is also an active indie/alternative DJ.

Video game credits[edit]


  • 2014 – Taking the Fifth
  • 2014 – Drifting Through Static
  • 2020 – Conspiravision: Deus Ex Remixed


  1. ^ "Michiel van den Bos at Facebook: Info". Facebook. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Gamemuziek voor het goede doel". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 1 April 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  3. ^ Naumenko, Michael (September 2012). "Michiel van den Bos - Interview". Game-OST. Archived from the original on 25 June 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  4. ^ Mason, Mike (13 January 2013). "— Review — Samurai Beatdown". Push Square. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  5. ^ Papadopoulos, John (12 August 2015). "Voidrunner – Unreal Engine 4-powered Surreal Flight Game – Gets Kickstarter Campaign". The Dark Side of Gaming. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Michiel van den Bos at Facebook: Comment regarding Age of Wonders Planetfall". Facebook. Retrieved 20 Nov 2018.
  7. ^ Karmali, Luke (12 May 2014). "Original Unreal Tournament Composers On Board For Reboot". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 15 March 2015.

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