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Christian Andersson was born 1974 in Sweden. Being a child of a professional
musician, music was a part of everyday life and he learned to play the piano,
recorder, trumpet and guitar.
In the 1980s, he started to produce music on home computers, and from that time, he has followed the evolution from primitive tools to today's high end professional virtual instruments and production software.
His home studio consists of top-of-the-line equipment and the most powerful virtual instruments available on the market. Today Christian lives with his family in Lund, Sweden, working as a full time composer.
During 2008, Christian started to work with big orchestral compositions. He founded his company Craze Music while working with his first commercial video game soundtrack which became the start of a career as a professional composer. In 2010, Christian registered 90 new songs at the Swedish Performing Rights Organization, he received a scholarship from the Swedish Musicians Union for his unique artistic work and his songs were licensed in more than 40 projects, e.g. short films, museum exhibitions, video games, film trailers and he placed one of his songs on 20 TV channels world wide. First half 2011, he sold CD collections of epic music to more than 30 production companies from the Film/TV industry in U.K. April 2011, he reached a finalist position in the Great American Song Contest and in May 2011, the prestigious International Songwriting Competition announced that Christian won 3rd prize out of 15.000 entrants from 115 countries in the yearly competition! In the summer 2011, he earned a place in the exclusive Top-50 Hollywood A-list at one of the world's biggest music licensing sites with 2900+ composers, and in July 2011 he placed a song on MTV through one of his music agencies in the U.K. September 2011, it was announced that Christian reached a finalist position in the U.K. Songwriting Contest (and 3 other of his songs reached semifinalist positions!).
Christian has worked with many genres (world music, funk, jazz, hard rock, classical), but his main focus lies in the orchestral cinematic genre, aiming for Film/TV and video games, with an emphasis on strong themes and intelligent melodies. The moods and styles go from
- dark and gothic epic orchestrations (Dark Tidings, The Desecrated Sanctum),
- to bright and majestic arrangements (Rejoice in Triumph, Blooming Valley)
- and light, airy and whimsical songs of fairy tales (Bard's Tale, Whimsical Winter Story).
In his orchestral pieces, there are many influences from film music composers, such as Hans Zimmer (Pirates of the Caribbean), Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, Basil Poledouris (Conan the Barbarian) and epic video game composers such as Kai Rosenkranz (Gothic 3), Eric Heberling (Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall).
Christian has released three full length albums, all of them available at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and many other sites: