John Erik Kaada

With 40 feature films, numerous TV shows and documentary scores to his credit, Norwegian composer John Erik Kaada (or “Kaada” as he’s often called) is one of the most sought after film composers in Europe. Also a prolific recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Kaada has also enjoyed a string of critically acclaimed solo albums, a high-profile collaboration with artist Mike Patton, and many records and world tours as a member of the alternative power-trio, Cloroform.  Kaada’s style is perhaps most easily defined by his unique sounds and penchant for eclectic instrumentation.

Awards & Project Highlights:

2002 Wins “The Golden Clapboard Prize” prize at the Amanda Awards – the Norwegian equivalent to the Oscars, at the time, the youngest composer to receive this prestigious award.

2006 Releases CD, Music for Moviebikers (Ipecac Recordings) a vivid collection of lush arrangements set as soundtracks for imaginary films. The album features a strong evocative quality while brining  the  Kaada’s two musical worlds together; that of the cinematic film composer with that of the recording artist.

2008 Scores director Bent Hamer’s film O’Horten,Norway’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at that year’s Academy Awards.

2014 Scores French blockbuster La liste de mes envies, a box office hit in France and Belgium and resulted in a successful soundtrack released through media giant Pathé.

2015 Sunshine Superman directed by Marah Strauch

2016 Diving into the Unknown, directed by Juan Reina

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