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.