Originally trained as a concert pianist, Norwegian composer Mark Rayen Candasamyhas composed music for cinematic features, documentaries, short films, and concert commissions. On the year of graduating from Lillehammer University College's film scoring program, his work on the docudrama Anne & Alet was acknowledged by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) with a nomination for best original music for a documentary feature. Mark composed Sympho-Noir, a concert piece for alto saxophone and orchestra commissioned by Hergel Film as a modern rendition of an excerpt from Antonio Vivaldi's Quattro Staggioni concerto, to accompany a short film of the same name. The project was endorsed by the Norwegian composer's fund. During the Fall of 2015, the trio Taffelpikene premiered a new musical play for children titled Penguins, set to Mark's music. Between the years 2013-2015 Mark was involved with creating new chamber music for the Aust Agder Musical Society, resulting in three new compositions for the group. Soundtrack releases of the composer's music by Normann Records and MovieScore Media/Kronos are available on CD or your favourite digital streaming service.