Morten Rognskog

Morten Rognskog

Morten Rognskog Rowanforest music and sound production
Music Composer, Sound Designer and Sound Mixer

Oslo, Norway

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About Morten

Morten Rognskog is a versatile film score composer with a great love for films and film music.

Born in 1973 in Tromsø Norway, from a family of musicians, auto mechanics, and educators, he has worked with music his entire adult life. Best known for scoring the 2023 Oscar nominated short film “Night Ride” (Nattrikken), and the Norwegian/Swedish/Dansh 4-part docudrama “Front Fighters” (Frontkjempere), and co-writing the Portogeuse top-10 R&B hit single “Soul Mayor”.. (and he’s not even Portogeuse!)

In 2014 Morten started working with film music, and since then he has scored several short films, features, and documentaries. He specializes in narrative score for film, and can do composing & arranging, score programming, and live recording. He is a trained sound engineer and keyboard/piano player, and occationally plays his electric bass (badly). He has also composed music for commercials, podcasts, and corporate presentations.

Morten comes from a background as a recording studio engineer and pop/rock songwriter & producer. He has worked as an instrument technician for Norwegian band a-ha, and sound engineer for various recording studios in and around Oslo. His ability with adapting preferred working methods, including remote collaborations, comes naturally for Morten because of his former background as a sound engineer and his experience with working with various film directors around he world.

His biggest influences includes film composers Thomas Newman, Daniel Pemberton, James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer, Jonny Greenwood, Vangelis, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Danny Elfman, and Jóhann Jóhannson. And artists/bands/producers Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Nine Inch Nails, Quincy Jones, ABBA, Radiohead, Tears For Fears, Chemical Brothers, Air, The Beatles, Max Martin, M83, Trevor Horn, Nile Rodgers, Massive Attack… and many, many more.

Morten lives in Oslo Norway, with his girlfriend and their son. And he has an extensive network of top professional musicians, sound designers, and fellow composers.

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  • Frontkjempere

    Frontkjempere (2019)
    Film Composer

  • Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday (2018)
    Film Composer

  • Døde menn går på ski

    Døde menn går på ski (2018)
    Film Composer

  • Crohnprinsessen

    Crohnprinsessen (2017)
    Film Composer

  • The Forsaken

    The Forsaken (2017)
    Film Sound department

  • Intruders

    Intruders (2017)
    Film Sound department

  • Dronningbien

    Dronningbien (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer At her first school prom in eight grade Kristin shows up in a funny costume believing it is a costume ball. Her friends can't stand the embarrassment and decide to leave Kristin alone at the parking space. When Kristin decides to walk all the way back home her trip turns out to be very interesting. For ones she can be childish and fun - at least for a couple of hours. Written by Kristine Rande

  • Silent Night

    Silent Night (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer "Silent Night" tells the story of a woman who has an accident on Christmas Eve and by trying to cover things up, one lie leads to another and the game begins on a not so silent night.

  • Buried Hearts

    Buried Hearts (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Mystery) Composer A young woman is visited by her thought to be dead father. Over three nights she dives into the mystery of her father's past where her own past, present and imagination collide into a dark fantasy that she will have to overcome, or she will become buried; buried just as her past once was.

  • Divided Truth

    Divided Truth (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Composer A troubled man flees to the mountains in the hope of freedom and a new beginning, only to discover that his freedom lies beneath a horrible truth.

  • Første gang

    Første gang
    Composer

  • Gokartopalypse

    Gokartopalypse
    Composer

  • Headless Entanglement

    Headless Entanglement
    Composer

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