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Speaker Spotlight: Theo Nogueira (GAiN), Sara Skarpaas (Sony Music), Herman Foss (TONO) & Fredrik Drønen (GAiN)

This year, in collaboration with GAiN, we are proud to announce an audio workshop with Theo Nogueira, Sara Skarpaas, Herman Foss & Fredrik Drønen!

Theo is a Brazilian-born composer and sound designer living in Norway. Classically trained since he was 8 years old with early experience working with choirs and orchestras before moving to the USA to get his Bachelor in Music & Sound for Visual Media.​ Moved to Norway in 2017 and currently works as Audio Lead and Composer for Snowcastle Games, working on our game Ikonei Island: an Earthlock Adventure. He is also the chair of the board for Game Audio in Norway, a Norwegian Non-profit Organization for supporting game audio designers and composers.

Sara works with music licensing for all kinds of productions; from film, TV and ads to performances and exhibitions, representing Sony Music’s local and International artists and repertoire through time. She’s drawn to the world of games by both creative curiosity and the possible synergies for both worlds. Sara has a Bachelor in Culture Project Management, as well as in Music Management and Music Production and other educational background from journalism, International Development studies and Interior design. She’s also a board member and volunteer manager of the underground festival Høstsabbat. 

Herman was born in Oslo, and moved to the countryside. He has a background in business and economy. He is currently working as an advisor for music rights licensing in online and media services. Started working for TONOs market department in 1994, moved to the new online department in 2000.

Fredrik works as a composer at Danish indie game developer Rhombico Games (formerly Hermes Interactive), as well as freelancing within the game- and film industry. He is one of the founding board members, and the regional manager for Western Norway, at Game Audio in Norway (GAiN). Fredrik graduated from The University of Bergen with a master’s degree in law in 2011, where he specialized in Copyrights law, and have since been working for the Norwegian Competition Authority and Bergen municipality as a lawyer.