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Birger Clausen
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Biography

Birger graduated from the National Film & Television School, with an MA in Composing for Film & Television. Before coming to the UK, he studied music at Freiburg’s Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in his native Germany. Birger is set to work on two feature films, The Highway Is For Gamblers, Alexandra McGuinness’ follow-up to her Tribeca-hit Lotus Eaters, which Birger also scored, and Die Geschwister, a German feature film by Silver Lion-winner Jan Krüger, produced by Berlin’s leading Art House production company Schramm Film (Barbara, Yella). In Germany, Birger recently scored a number of primetime TV dramas, including the country’s most popular thriller series Tatort. In the UK, recent credits include two-part BBC2 documentary The Real White Queen and Her Rivals, presented by bestselling author Philippa Gregory, and HBO documentary Americans in Bed. Other tv documentaries include Channel 5's I Survived a Fatal Flight and BBC Wonderland documentary A Very British Holiday. His music for all three series of Animal Planet's international hit series Fatal Attractions has been an integral part of the programme's success.His music for feature film The Last Thakur was awarded Best Film Score at the South Asian International Film Festival New York / SAIFF, and most recently he has been nominated for Best Original Score for his work on Sky HD's Meerkats 3D.Birger was also selected for the highly regarded ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, held in Los Angeles.