Claes Nystrom

Position
Assistant Professor
Affiliated Departments
Telephone
617-747-6729

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Career Highlights
  • Film scoring credits include Sketches of Frank Gehry, directed by Sydney Pollack
  • Trailer scores for films including Indiana Jones, Marley & Me, Australia, Angels & Demons, and Fever Pitch, among many others.
  • Scoring and songwriting clients include Disney Pictures, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, and Sony Pictures, among others.
  • Television credits include ABC's Revenge, National Geographic's Underworld, Inc., and ESPN's X-Games, among others.
  • Film scoring and re-recording mixer credits include the latest two films by Academy Award–winner Douglas Trumbull.
  • Post-production sound and other production credits include re-recording mixer for approximately 50 films and television shows, radio broadcast engineering for NPR, and record production work.
  • Commencement speaker at Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA).
  • Cinema Audio Society nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for work as re-recording mixer for MSNBC’s No Way Out: The Fall of Saigon.
  • Live performances include the Stockholm Water Festival, House Of Blues, the Jazz Bakery, live TV performances in Europe and the United States.
Awards
  • Emmy Winner for Sound Mixing 2021 for In Event Of Moon Disaster.
  • Recipient of Music Connection’s Best Independent Production 2001 for the band Rocketbob (record producer, arranger, and engineer).
  • Cinema Audio Society nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for work as re-recording mixer for MSNBC’s No Way Out: The Fall of Saigon.
Education
  • Diploma, Keyboard Institute of Technology (Los Angeles, California)
In Their Own Words

“If I had to pick one thing for students to take away from my classes, it would be to let the film's story always win out.”

"Write to express, not to impress."

"Later in my career, I started writing from within instead of toward expectations. Doing so has brought peace of mind and better projects."