ABOUT CHRIS FORSGREN
Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Chris began his musical journey at the age of six when he got his first piano. He became so interested in developing his skills over the next 10 years that he went on to study piano performance and composition at the prestigious specialist music school The Junior Academy in Stockholm. Chris was excited about the idea of creating something entirely his own, and having other people perform it. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise sparked his initial interest in scoring music for films in particular, leading to his move to the US to study music composition at UCLA, under the mentorship of Bruce Broughton. It was here that he scored his first short films, and has since been involved on the teams scoring several box office hits (Fate of the Furious, The Mummy, and Rambo: Last Blood, among others). More recently, Chris has been writing additional music on TV shows like FOX’s Lethal Weapon with Robert Lydecker, Netflix’s Lost in Space with Christopher Lennertz and NBC’s Blindspot with Blake Neely and Sherri Chung. This year, he completed scoring Netflix’s What Happened in Oslo as head composer alongside Johannes Ringen, which is scheduled to air later in 2021.
Chris continues to develop & strengthen his own musical voice by learning from established Hollywood composers and experimenting on his own. He draws inspiration from scores that incorporate the classic concept of a theme and aims to intertwine both acoustic and electronic sounds to create a modern take on a more vintage concept.