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Michiel "M.C.A." van den Bos (born May 23, 1975)[1] is a Dutch musician who composes primarily for Epic Games, or for games based on Epic technology.


Bio Edit

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, Age of Wonders, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex, and the Overlord series.[2]

Discograhy Edit

  • 2014 – Taking the Fifth (EP)
  • 2014 – Drifting Through Static (EP)

Works Edit

Unreal series Edit

Title & Author(s) Duration Used in
"Chizraby Michiel van den Bos
(Chizra1.umx)
03:57
"Chizra - Old version" by Michiel van den Bos
(ChizraOld.umx)
03:57
"Chizra - Shareware version" by Michiel van den Bos
(Chizrash.umx)
02:56
"Alien-Esque" by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca4.umx)
03:45
"Unreal #5" by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca5.umx)
03:30
"Unreal #6" by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca6.umx)
03:05
"Unreal #7by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca7.umx)
03:38
"Unreal #8" by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca8.umx)
03:03
"Unreal #9by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca9.umx)
03:24
"Unreal #10" by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca10.umx)
03:30
"Unreal #11" by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca11.umx)
03:03
"Unreal #12by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca12.umx)
03:12
"Unreal #13by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca13.umx)
03:56
"Unreal #14" by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca14.umx)
02:54
"Unreal #15" by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca15.umx)
02:34
"Unreal #16by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca16.umx)
03:07
"SETIby Michiel van den Bos
(Seti.umx)
03:50
"Skycity" by Alexander Brandon & Michiel van den Bos
(SkyCity.umx)
03:54
"Solitary Silhouetteby Michiel van den Bos
(UnrCirc.umx)
03:39
"Unreal" by Alexander Brandon and Michiel van den Bos
(Unreal.umx)
03:24 Unreal Tech Demo '95[3]

Title & Author(s) Duration Used in
"Chizraby Alexander Brandon and Michiel van den Bos
(Chizra1.umx)
03:57 Chizra - Nali Water God
"SETIby Michiel van den Bos
(Seti.umx)
04:40 The Ceremonial Chambers
"Hub 2by Michiel van den Bos
(Hub2.umx)
04:40 Harobed Village
"Hub 4by Michiel van den Bos
(Fourth.umx)
06:14 Noork's Elbow
"Hub 5by Michiel van den Bos
(Fifth.umx)
06:46 The Trench
"Unreal #9by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca9.umx)
05:20 ISV-Kran Deck 4
"Unreal #9by Michiel van den Bos
(Kran32.umx)
05:20 ISV-Kran Decks 3 and 2
"Unreal #9by Michiel van den Bos
(Kran2.umx)
05:20 ISV-Kran Deck 1
"Hub 3by Michiel van den Bos
(Spire.umx)
08:12 Spire Village, The Sunspire
"Bluff Eversmokingby Michiel van den Bos
(Eversmoke.umx)
04:26 Bluff Eversmoking
"Unreal #7by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca7.umx)
05:56 Dasa Mountain Pass, Cellars at Dasa Pass
"Warlord Themeby Alexander Brandon and Michiel van den Bos
(Warlord.umx)
02:27 Demonlord's Lair, Skaarj Generator
"Hub 7by Michiel van den Bos
(Crater.umx)
05:56 Demon Crater
"Queen of Deathby Alexander Brandon and Michiel van den Bos
(QueenSong.umx)
04:28 The Source
"Unreal - Main Titleby Alexander Brandon and Michiel van den Bos
(Utend.umx)
04:42 Ending Sequence
"Unreal #13by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca13.umx)
06:56 Unused
"Unreal #16by Michiel van den Bos
(Newmca16.umx)
03:07 Unused

Title & Author(s) Duration Used in
"Botpack #9(By Michiel)by Michiel van den Bos
(Botmca9.umx)
04:49 DM-Phobos, DM-Viridian-TOURNEY
"BotMCA#10 (By Michiel)by Michiel van den Bos
(Botpck10.umx)
04:12 CTF-High, DM-Tempest
"Cannonadeby Michiel van den Bos
(Cannon.umx)
01:55 DOM-Condemned
"Colossusby Michiel van den Bos
(Colossus.umx)
04:17 AS-Rook
"The Courseby Michiel van den Bos
(Course.umx)
04:28 Tutorial maps, AS-Guardia, CTF-Dreary, CTF-Nucleus, DM-Agony, DM-Bishop, DM-Curse][, DM-Grit-TOURNEY, DOM-CiDom
"Room of Champions" by Alexander Brandon & Michiel van den Bos
(Credits.umx)
02:15 Unused
"Foregone Destructionby Michiel van den Bos
(Foregone.umx)
04:14 CTF-Darji16, CTF-EternalCave, CTF-Face, CTF-Face-SE, CTF-Face][, DM-Malevolence, DM-SpaceNoxx
"Mission Landingby Michiel van den Bos
(Mission.umx)
04:13 AS-Frigate, AS-Overlord, CTF-Gauntlet, CTF-Kosov, DM-Codex
"Nether Animalby Michiel van den Bos
(Nether.umx)
05:00 AS-OceanFloor, CTF-Beatitude, CTF-HallOfGiants, DM-Fetid, DM-Oblivion, DOM-Leadworks, DOM-Olden
"Phantomby Michiel van den Bos & Alexander Brandon
(Phantom.umx)
05:00 DM-Barricade, DM-Cybrosis][
"Runby Michiel van den Bos
(Run.umx)
04:29 CTF-Hydro16, CTF-Niven, DM-Conveyor, DM-Morbias][, DM-Shrapnel][, DM-Turbine, DOM-Cinder
"Skyward Fireby Michiel van den Bos
(Skyward.umx)
04:56 AS-Mazon, CTF-LavaGiant
"Unreal Tournament Titleby Alexander Brandon & Michiel van den Bos
(UTtitle.umx)
01:23 City Intro

Title & Author(s) Duration Used in
"Return to Na Pali" by Alexander Brandon and Michiel van den Bos
(Title.umx)
03:26 RTNP intro cutscene
"Hub 2by Michiel van den Bos
(Hub2.umx)
04:40 Glathriel Village (Part 1), Glathriel Village (Part 2)
"Moroseby Michiel van den Bos
(Moroset.umx)
04:44 UMS Prometheus
"Hub 3by Michiel van den Bos
(Spire.umx)
08:12 Spire Valley
"Nagomi Passage (Night)by Michiel van den Bos
(Sacred.umx)
05:07 Nagomi Passage
"Nagomi Passage (Day)" by Michiel van den Bos
(Journey.umx)
02:49 Nagomi Passage (Dawn)
"Bounds of Foundryby Michiel van den Bos
(Boundary.umx)
05:11 Bounds of Foundry
"Mountain Fortressby Michiel van den Bos
(Mountain.umx)
05:01 Escape from Na Pali
"Escape From Na Pali" by Alexander Brandon and Michiel van den Bos
(Ending.umx)
02:41 RTNP Ending sequence

Title & Author(s) Duration Used in
"Foregone Destruction" by Michiel van den Bos CTF-Face
"Black Hole Sunscreen" by Michiel van den Bos DM-Spacer

Other games he contributed Edit

  • Age of Wonders (1999)
  • Deus Ex (2000)
  • Overlord (2007)
  • Overlord: Raising Hell (2007)
  • Overlord: Dark Legend (2009)
  • Overlord II (2009)
  • Samurai Beatdown (2012)
  • Age of Wonders III (2014)
  • Voidrunner (2016)

Trivia Edit

  • 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.[4]
  • Van den Bos is also an active indie/alternative DJ.

External links and references Edit

  1. Michiel van den Bos @ Facebook
  2. "Gamemuziek voor het goede doel" @ De Telegraaf
  3. New Interview with Alexander Brandon @ ThaSauce Network
  4. "Michiel van den Bos - Interview" @ Game-OST

See also Edit


Creators
Companies
Digital ExtremesEpic GamesLegend EntertainmentMidway GamesStraylight ProductionsStreamline StudiosUTPG
People
Alan 'Talisman' WillardAlexander BrandonAndrew SegaBastiaan FrankCedric 'Inoxx' FiorentinoChris 'Plutonic' BlundellCliff BleszinskiDan GardopéeDave EwingDavid 'DavidM' MünnichDavid KelvinDavid SpalinskiEd Duke-CoxElliot 'Myscha' CannonEric 'Ebolt' BoltjesErik de NeveJack PorterJames SchmalzJean 'El Chicoverde' RochefortJeremy 'Faceless' GravesJeremy WarJesper KydJim BrownJuan Pancho 'XceptOne' EekelsKevin RieplMark ReinMatthias WorchMick 'VerMoorD' BeardNathan 'TomWithTheWeather' OvermanNick DonaldsonPeter HajbaPeter RespondekPhil ColeRich 'Akuma' EastwoodRogelio OlguinRom Di PriscoScott McGregorShane CaudleSidney 'Clawfist' RauchbergerSjoerd 'Hourences' De JongStarsky PartridgeSteven PolgeTeddie TapawanTim SweeneyTynan SylvesterWarren MarshallWill Nevins