Michiel van den Bos
|Michiel van den Bos|
|Birth name||Michiel van den Bos|
|Also known as||M.C.A., Mike Boss|
|Born||May 23, 1975|
|Genres||Electronic dance music, contemporary classical music|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, musician, DJ|
|Instruments||Keyboards, guitar, PC|
|Associated acts||Straylight Productions|
Michiel "M.C.A." van den Bos (born 23 May 1975) is a Dutch musician who composes primarily for Epic Games and Triumph Studios. 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, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex and Overlord series. His most recent project is the soundtrack of Age of Wonders III.
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.
Van den Bos is also an active indie/alternative DJ.
Video game credits
- 1998 – Unreal (and the mission pack, Return to Na Pali)
- 1999 – Age of Wonders
- 1999 – Unreal Tournament
- 2000 – Deus Ex
- 2007 – Overlord
- 2007 – Overlord: Raising Hell
- 2009 – Overlord: Dark Legend
- 2009 – Overlord II
- 2012 – Samurai Beatdown
- 2014 – Age of Wonders III
- 2016 – Voidrunner
- TBA – Unreal Tournament (upcoming)
- 2014 – Taking the Fifth
- 2014 – Drifting Through Static
- "Michiel van den Bos at Facebook: Info". Facebook. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "Gamemuziek voor het goede doel". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 1 April 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
- Naumenko, Michael (September 2012). "Michiel van den Bos - Interview". Game-OST. Archived from the original on 25 June 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
- Mason, Mike (13 January 2013). "— Review — Samurai Beatdown". Push Square. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- Papadopoulos, John (12 August 2015). "Voidrunner – Unreal Engine 4-powered Surreal Flight Game – Gets Kickstarter Campaign". The Dark Side of Gaming. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Karmali, Luke (12 May 2014). "Original Unreal Tournament Composers On Board For Reboot". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Official website
- Michiel van den Bos on Facebook
- Michiel van den Bos on Twitter
- Michiel van den Bos on YouTube
- Michiel van den Bos at The Mod Archive