«Vivid, varied, and deeply expressive», SA-CD.net wrote about Bjørn Morten Christophersen’s (b. 1976) compositional contributions on the choral CD Audiens with Schola Cantorum, conducted by Tone B. Dahl on Label 2L. «Exceptionally successful […] This music is so great […] that one wants to hear it again and again», Tidens Krav wrote after the premiere of his ’oratorio’ The Lapse of TIme, based on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species for two soloists, chamber choir, small orchestra, church organ and electronics. «Dieses brillante Orchesterstück […] Schöpfung und Nachschöpfung schienen hier aus den […] glasklaren Quellen zu kommen», Rheinische Post wrote after the German premiere of Recitatives, performed by Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and Rolf Gupta.
Christophersen has composed choral, orchestral, chamber and film music, and collaborated with most professional Norwegian symphony orchestras, several top Norwegian choirs and composed the music for several large-scale TV drama series for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), broadcasted in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Germany. His music has been performed in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, USA and Norway. Several of his scores are published on Norsk Musikforlag..
Christophersen holds a MA in Film Music Composition from Kingston University, UK and a MA from the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, where he now teaches composition, orchestration, harmony and counterpoint, and is in the final stages as Ph.D. candidate. Christophersen is planning a new solo album as composer with brass players from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.