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Michiel "M.C.A." van den Bos (born May 23, 1975)[1] is a Dutch musician who composes primarily for Epic Games, or for games based on Epic technology.


Bio Edit

He began composing on the Commodore 64 and Amiga before making the transition to composing professional soundtracks for critically acclaimed video games such as Unreal, Age of Wonders, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex, and the Overlord series.[2]

Discograhy Edit

  • 2014 – Taking the Fifth (EP)
  • 2014 – Drifting Through Static (EP)

Works Edit

Unreal (beta) Edit

  • Alien Esque
  • Chizra
    (with Alexander Brandon)
  • Sky City
    (with Alexander Brandon)
  • Solitary Silhouette
  • Unreal #2
  • Unreal #5
  • Unreal #6
  • Unreal #8
  • Unreal #10
  • Unreal #12
  • Unreal #14
  • Unreal #15
  • Unreal End Theme
    (with Alexander Brandon)
  • Unreal Theme
    (with Alexander Brandon)

Unreal Edit

  • Bluff Eversmoking
  • Chizra
    (with Alexander Brandon)
  • Warlord Theme
    (with Alexander Brandon)
  • SETI
  • Queen of Death
    (with Alexander Brandon)
  • Hub 2
  • Hub 3
  • Hub 4
  • Hub 5
  • Hub 7
  • Unreal #7
  • Unreal #9 (NewMCA9)
  • Unreal #9 (Kran32)
  • Unreal #9 (Kran2)
  • Unreal #13
  • Unreal #16
  • Unreal Main Title
    (with Alexander Brandon)
  • Chizra (Shareware Version)

Unreal Tournament Edit

  • Unreal Tournament Title
    (with Alexander Brandon)
  • Cannonade
  • Run
  • Botpack #10
  • Phantom
    (with Alexander Brandon)
  • Nether Animal
  • Mission Landing
  • Skyward Fire
  • Colossus
  • The Course
  • Botpack #9
  • Unreal Tournament Title (Beta Version)
    (with Alexander Brandon)


Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali Edit

  • Return to Na Pali
    (with Alexander Brandon)
  • Watcher of the Skies
  • Nagomi Passage (Day)
  • Nagomi Passage (Night)
  • Mountain Fortress
  • Morose
  • Escape From Na Pali
    (with Alexander Brandon)


Other games he contributed Edit

  • Age of Wonders (1999)
  • Deus Ex (2000)
  • Overlord (2007)
  • Overlord: Raising Hell (2007)
  • Overlord: Dark Legend (2009)
  • Overlord II (2009)
  • Samurai Beatdown (2012)
  • Age of Wonders III (2014)
  • Voidrunner (2016)

Trivia Edit

  • According to an interview, his influences are LTJ Bukem, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Martin Galway, Underworld, Rob Hubbard, Jeroen Tel, Ben Daglish, Carcass, At the Gates, Insomnium, PFM and Artemis.[3]
  • Van den Bos is also an active indie/alternative DJ.

External links and references Edit

  1. Michiel van den Bos @ Facebook
  2. "Gamemuziek voor het goede doel" @ De Telegraaf
  3. "Michiel van den Bos - Interview" @ Game-OST

See also Edit


Creators
Companies
Digital ExtremesEpic GamesLegend EntertainmentMidway GamesStraylight ProductionsStreamline StudiosUTPG
People
Alan 'Talisman' WillardAlexander BrandonAndrew SegaBastiaan FrankCedric 'Inoxx' FiorentinoCliff BleszinskiDan GardopéeDave EwingDavid KelvinElliot 'Myscha' CannonJames SchmalzJeremy WarJesper KydJim BrownJuan Pancho 'XceptOne' EekelsKevin RieplMark ReinMatthias WorchNick DonaldsonPeter HajbaPhil ColeRich 'Akuma' EastwoodRom Di PriscoScott McGregorShane CaudleSidney 'Clawfist' RauchbergerStarsky PartridgeSteven PolgeTim SweeneyWarren MarshallWill Nevins