Chris Huelsbeck Biography

Chris Huelsbeck is an award winning composer and sound designer best known for his work in the video games industry for over 30 years. Having provided high quality music and sound for over 80 projects, Chris made himself a name not only with the fans, but also as a trusted contractor. He creates very memorable music ranging from elaborate electronic compositions to full orchestral scores as well as many other music styles. Credits include projects like the Star Wars Rogue Squadron Series, Turrican, Giana Sisters, Tunnel B1, Extreme Assault, War of the Worlds, Doctor Who: Legacy and Symphonic Shades, a 70 minute full orchestral concert and CD release covering Huelsbeck’s best known work. His achievements also include 3 of the highest funded music Kickstarter campaigns in recent history, namely the Turrican Soundtrack Anthology, which was extremely well received by his fans and won the best compilation soundtrack award on vgmonline.net as well as The Piano Collection and the latest project: Turrican II – The Orchestral Album.

Born 1968 in Kassel / Germany, Chris Huelsbeck found himself dedicated to music at a very young age and started piano lessons with his Grandmother, a well respected piano teacher. Soon he composed his first original music pieces. At age 14 he acquired his first computer, the legendary Commodore 64, and started to learn various programming languages while still playing and composing music. A few years later he won the first prize in a computer-music contest hosted by a famous German computer magazine. This was the beginning of his career as a professional composer for computer and video game soundtracks. Always set on pushing the envelope, Chris has established himself as a steady force in Video Game Audio.

Calling San Francisco his homebase, Chris Huelsbeck currently travels the US in a motorhome and highly customized mobile studio with his wife and 2 fluffy cats (more about that on their travel blog thecruisincrew.com).

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