Birger
Clausen

Music for Film & Television

Oskar, das Schlitzohr und Fanny Supergirl

Oskar, das Schlitzohr und Fanny Supergirl

9/11: Life Under Attack

9/11: Life Under Attack

Zerrissen -Zwischen zwei Müttern

Zerrissen -Zwischen zwei Müttern

Papa auf Wolke 7

Papa auf Wolke 7

Begierde – Mord im Zeichen des Zen

Begierde – Mord im Zeichen des Zen

Tatort: Borowski und die Kinder von Gaarden

Tatort: Borowski und die Kinder von Gaarden

Seitensprung mit Freunden

Seitensprung mit Freunden

The Trouble with Being Human These Days

The Trouble with Being Human These Days

Es ist alles in Ordnung

Es ist alles in Ordnung

Ihr könnt euch niemals sicher sein

Ihr könnt euch niemals sicher sein

About me

I received my MA (with Distinction) in Composing for Film & Television from the National Film & Television School (UK) in 2006. I was one of only twelve participants of the highly regarded ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop, held in Los Angeles in July 2007. 

Recent works include a 2022 feature film Deer Woman Child by fellow NFTS graduate Gabrielle Russell, and feature-length documentary 9/11 – Life Under Attack for itv.

Other projects include Alexandra McGuinness’ feature film Lotus Eaters, two-part BBC2 documentary The Real White Queen and Her Rivals, and HBO documentary Americans in Bed.

Credits

NameCountryAwards & FestivalsYear
Deer Woman ChildUK2022
Sun Shine MoonGermanyNominated Best Music (Horizon Award) / ISFMF Festival2019
Die GeschwisterGermanyCrossing Europe Festival2016
L'Italia Ci AppartieneGermany/Italy2011
Lotus EatersUKTribeca Film Festival 2011, London Film Festival 20112011
Auf der SucheGermanyBerlinale Film Festival 20112011
Pariser Platz - BerlinGermanyAchtung! Berlin Film Festival 20122010
Schenk Mir Dein HerzGermanyHamburg Film Festival 20112010
The Last ThakurUKWon Best Film Score / SAIFF 2009 + London Film Festival, Munich Film Festival2008
The TrialIrelandGalway Film Festival 20092009

NameCountryProduction byAwards & FestivalsYear
McLenBurger - 100% HeimatGermanyAriane Krampe Film / ARD2022
Oskar, das Schlitzohr und Fanny SupergirlGermanyNeue Schönhauser Filmproduktion / ARD2022
9/11: Life Under AttackUK/FRA/US/NLitv (UK)Nominated Programme Award 2022 / Royal Television Society2021
Zerrissen - Zwischen zwei MütternGermanyitv (Germany) / SAT12020
Papa auf Wolke 7GermanyRealfilm / ARD2020
Tadao Ando - Samurai ArchitectJapanNHK2019
Reiterhof Wildenstein: Die Pferdeflüsterin / Kampf um JacomoGermanyNeue Bioskop Television / ARD2019
Zum Glück gibt's SchreinerGermanyWiedemann & Berg / ARD2020
Oma ist verknalltGermanyWasabi Film / ARD2018
Ein Sommer auf MallorcaGermanyAriane Krampe Film / ARD2018
Opa wird PapaGermanyNeue Schönhauser Filmproduktion / ARD2018
Eltern und andere WahrheitenGermanyAspekt Telefilm / ARD2017
Schwarzbrot in ThailandGermanyRelevant Film / ARD2017
Verführt - In den Armen eines AnderenGermanyProducers at Work / SAT12016
Maria, Argentinien und die Sache mit den WeißwürstenGermanyAriane Krampe Film / ARD2016
Seitensprung mit FreundenGermanyNeue Bioskop Television / ARD2016
Tatort: Borowski und die Kinder von GaardenGermanyNordfilm / NDR2015
Begierde - Mord im Zeichen des ZenGermanyZeitsprung Pictures / WDR2015
Trennung auf ItalienischGermanyBavaria Film / ARD2014
Es ist alles in OrdnungGermanyWDR (Germany)2014
I Survived a Fatal FlightUKChannel 5 / OR Media2013
The Real White Queen and Her RivalsUKBBC 22013
Americans in BedUSAHBO (USA) / BBC (Worlwide)2013
MobbingGermanyARD (Germany)2012
Raised WildUKDiscovery Channel2012
Fliegen lernenGermanyARD (Germany)2012
Die letzte FahrtGermanyARD (Germany)2011
Wonderland: A Very British HolidayUKBBC 22011
Fatal AttractionsUKDiscovery Channel / Animal Planet2008-2011
Meerkats 3 DUSA/CanadaSky HDNominated Best Original Score / Giant Screen Cinema Association2011
Spies Beneath BerlinUKDiscovery Channel2011
Solange du schliefstGermanyZDF (Germany)2010
Coming Up for AirUKChannel 42009
Blackboards and Bullies: Are Your Kids Safe?UKDiscovery Channel2009
Ihr könnt euch niemals sicher seinGermanyARD (Germany)Won Adolf Grimme Award / Grimme-Institut2008
This World: Massacre at Virginia TechUKBBC2007

NameCountryLengthAwards & FestivalsYear
NoriakiNorway/UK9'2016
Silent WaveUSA15'2013
TiedUK10'2012
Wood of ValueUK/Norway14'Won Best Short Documentary / Minghella Film Festival London2010
ScratchUK/Norway35'2008
Like FatherUK30'Won Best British Screenplay Competition2007
Rotten AppleUK14'Won Prix UIP Best Short Film / Berlin International Film Festival2007
Night ShiftUK10'Won On-Video-Award / Exground Festival, Germany2007
Hotel ParadijsGermany30'2007
Tanju MiahUK12'Won RTS Award Best Short Documentary / Sundance Film Festival2006
A Touch of SadnessUK19'Won Grand Prix / Etiuda Anima Festival, Poland2005
Vie Sur MarsGermany12'Won Best Short Film / Novara Cine Festival, Italy2004

NameLength
Rebecca Taylor Spring 2013 Promo1.30 min
Berliner Sparkasse1.30 min (x4)
HTC HD Touch Mobile Phone30 s
Guinness30 s
Magnum Viral1 min
Cancer Research UK30 s
Pilsner Urquell30 s

Name DirectorVenueYear
The Bankers DanceDance Theatre ProductionMaria RozouArts Club at Sadler's Wells & The Claremont Centre2015

Awards
& Nominations

Sun Shine Moon

Nomination
Best Music
ISMF

2019

 

Meerkats 3D

Nomination
Best Original Score
GSCAA

2013

 

The Last Thakur

Win
Best Film Score
SAIFF

2009

 

Quotes
& Reviews

And then there is the really beautiful, relaxed and downright tender music by Birger Clausen, that doesn’t force the various moods of the narrative, but rather picks them up. This also makes a rather ordinary scene, in which Anton strolls through a kindergarden with Otto, really moving.

Tilmann P. Gangloff

``Opa wird Papa``, 2018 TV Film

Birger did a wonderful job composing on Fatal Attractions. His compositions were as perfect as I'd heard them in my imagination - emotional, suspenseful, delicate and powerful. A delight to work with, and you can tell from his arrangements that he is fully rounded musician.

Nigel Levy

Director of ‘Fatal Attractions’, 2010-2013 TV Series, 23 episodes

…a music that always finds the right tone, in lighter as well as more contemplative moments.

tittelbach.tv

``Oma ist Verknallt``, 2018 TV Film)

This subtlety also shows itself in the music that grows more forceful in just the right moments, but stays in the background otherwise.

tittelbach.tv

``Zerrissen – Zwischen zwei Müttern``, 2020 TV Film

I’m extremely impressed by Birger’s music.

Dario Marianelli

Film composer & mentor (Academy Award for ‘Atonement’)

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