Thomas Bergersen

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Thomas Bergersen
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Background information
Birth nameThomas Jacob Bergersen
Born (1980-07-04) July 4, 1980 (age 38)
OriginTrondheim, Norway
Genres
Occupation(s)Composer
Instruments
Years active2003 – present
Associated acts
Websitewww.thomasbergersen.com

Thomas Jacob Bergersen (born July 4, 1980) is a Norwegian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and the co-founder of the production music company Two Steps From Hell.

Career[edit]

Bergersen’s compositions have featured in many motion picture campaigns, such as Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Twilight Saga, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, Da Vinci Code, The Mummy, The Dark Knight and hundreds more.

He started his musical career as a demoscener, writing tracked modules under the name Lioz in the group Index.[1][2][3] The release of a 2007 trance-genre single titled "Remember September" saw Bergersen team with fellow Norwegian artist Boom Jinx.[4]

In May 2010, Bergersen and his business partner, Nick Phoenix, released a debut public Epic Music Two Steps From Hell album titled Invincible, featuring some of their most popular tracks, including "Freedom Fighters", "Moving Mountains", and "Heart of Courage".[5] Several additional commercial album releases have since followed, including Archangel and SkyWorld.[6] Bergersen also performed in a 2013 live concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. In 2010 Bergersen composed the original music for the movie The Human Experience. The Soundtrack CD was released on March 29, 2011.

2011 saw the release of a solo-produced soundtrack from Thomas Bergersen, titled Illusions. His second solo public album called Sun was released in September 2014. He has also released several commercial singles since 2011, including "Heart" and "The Hero in Your Heart," which were intended to provide disaster relief in the wake of the Tōhoku earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan, respectively.

A concert featuring Bergersen's music alongside that of Hans Zimmer took place in Romania on the June 28, 2014. Another concert featuring music from Two Steps from Hell conducted by Petr Pololáník was held at Forum Karlín in Prague on April 20, 2018, where Thomas Bergersen performed on his violin and on the piano.[7]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

Two Steps from Hell[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  2. ^ "LioZ - Nectarine Demoscene Radio". Scenemusic.net. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  3. ^ "Amiga Music Preservation". Amp.dascene.net. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  4. ^ "Boom Jinx feat. Thomas J. Bergersen – Remember September (CDr) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  6. ^ "Music". Two Steps from Hell.
  7. ^ http://filmmusicprague.com/program/?lang=en#two-steps-concert

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