Born and raised in Norway (Bergen,) and from early on a member of the local rock and jazz scene. Moved to Oslo after graduating from Berklee College of Music, Boston, in 1986. Wrote all the ident music for the launch of TV2, the main commercial tv channel in Norway, in 1992. Since then time has been divided between arranging for recording artists (among them Black Metal greats «Dimmu Borgir» and classical trumpet virtuoso «Tine Thing Helseth»), and writing for film and tv, with a significant focus on film composing the last 15 years.
A highlight has been scoring the legendary swedish director Jan Troell´s biographical drama “The last Sentence” in 2012. Another recent film, «A Man called Ove» (2015,) became the third best selling swedish movie through history, and is currently travelling the world. Also worth mentioning is the score for «Elias and the Treasure of the Sea, which received the Harpa Award 2011.
Gaute Storaas is a member of the European Film Academy