Frans Bak


Frans Bak

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Frans Bak is a highly accomplished composer with over thirty years of experience scoring for film, TV and advertising industries. He has received international, critical acclaim for his compositions for Nordic, French, American and British TV series including Disparue, Doctor Foster and Lilyhammer. A pioneer of the Nordic Noir genre, his mesmerizing music for ‘The Killing’ is widely acclaimed, setting new musical standards for crime TV and inspiring other composers to apply the ‘Nordic feel’. Frans Bak has also scored three Oscar nominated shorts: “Ernst & Lyset”, “Helmer & Son” and “Skal vi være kærester”.

Frans Bak released the album Sound of North in 2016, bringing together new music and several critically acclaimed compositions. Inspired by his own upbringing and rooted in Scandinavia, Frans encapsulates the mood of ‘his north’ mentally and geographically, presenting its unique spirit and atmosphere; a coolness, a calmness, a mindfulness, consistently pushing musical boundaries, taking inspiration from all that surrounds him.

In 2020, Frans Bak is releasing a new album, Piano, inspired by the love and saviour of the same piano he played on as a child. Playing on this piano again, Frans has revisited his childhood years and his love of creating simple and beautiful piano melodies whilst incorporating his extraordinary musical journey to date.


  • Wise Music @ Iceland Airwaves '23!

    Wise Music @ Iceland Airwaves '23!

    27th oktober 2023

    Find Wise Music panels and concerts at this year's Iceland Airwaves Festival.

  • New release from Frans Bak - The Odsherred Session

    New release from Frans Bak - The Odsherred Session

    15th marts 2021

    'The Odsherred Session' - new release from Frans Bak and Jan Rørdam Frans Bak and Jan Rørdam have just released a new EP, 'The Odsherred Session', under their joint venture BAK//RORDAM. The EP is inspired by 7 different locations the...

  • 2020 Highlights-playlist

    2020 Highlights-playlist

    23rd december 2020

    2020 Highlights: Releases from Wise Music The year is coming to an end, and we have collected the highlights from this year's music releases in a Spotify playlist. The wrap-up includes a Wiz Khalifa feature and the stunning new album from...

  • Frans Bak releases new album "Piano"!

    Frans Bak releases new album "Piano"!

    29th maj 2020

    Frans Bak releases his new album "Piano" Danish composer has released his new album "Piano" on Dharma Record. It is an 11 track album inspired by the piano he used to play while growing up and born out of his love for simple...

  • New Signing: Frans Bak

    New Signing: Frans Bak

    27th april 2020

    Frans Bak signs worldwide publishing deal with Wise Music Group We are proud to welcome Frans Bak with Edition Wilhelm Hansen, part of Wise Music Group! For more than 30 years, he has created the soundtracks for some of the most popular...