Mikkel (p. MEE-kel or MY-kel) Christensen (b. 1995) is a composer, artist, and writer based in Texas. Creating art that spans mediums, Christensen is a composer of acoustic and digital works, as well as writing under the name “Mr. Skeli’n”. He earned a B.A. in Music & Technology where he has studied Composition under Andrew Brick and Alex Burtzos.
Skeli’n Studios: Internet home of Mikkel Christensen
This website houses the ongoing work of In Extremis, as well as the complete works of Mikkel Christensen.
In Extremis (also InEx or NX) is a high fantasy series developed and published by Skeli’n Studios and created by Mr. Skeli’n (Mikkel Christensen). The stories presented in literature are accompanied by artwork and music, all created by Mr. Skeli’n (unless otherwise noted).
Combination of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, and Anachronistic elements
Combining a high-fantasy core with elements of sci-fi oddly discovered before modern technological advancements makes for a setting that feels both antiquated and advance, with a blend of mysticism. This setting organically develops unique characters capable of having captivating stories while still being relatable.
Emphasis on characters having to make tough choices
“Every character wants something, even if it is only a glass of water.” – Kurt Vonnegut
Carefully guiding characters in and out of messes that are often their own creation builds a bond with the reader that feels authentic and builds complex characters without dealing with good and evil as a binary.
Books that immerse the reader but leave mysteries around the universe
The stories of In Extremis are told through plot-arcs, each of which may not contain all the stories told for any particular character, enticing the reader to come back for more as it’s written.
Literature supplanted and augmented by aural and visual arts
Some stories are told through literature alone, but many stories are told with the aid of artwork and music. All planned books have their own soundtrack, and many pieces of art and music stand on their own as well.
“notfromme” is for Chamber Ensemble. Written in 2016. “It’s not that you don’t want it. You want it. Just, not from me, right?” Fl., Cl. in Bb, B. Cl. in Bb, 2 Sax (A., T.), Bsn., 2 Hn. in F, 2 T. Tbn., 2 Perc., Pno., 2 Vln. Purchase Score
“recluse..” is for ShoutHouse. Written in 2016. recluse.. lyrically is about the story of a person who is bit by a recluse (spider). The person then becomes a human recluse as they retreat due to the growing skin lesion across their body. They become a dehumanized recluse as their changing personality pushes their friends away. This story …
“Cells: A1” is for Quintet. Cl. in Bb, Horn in F, Vln., Vla., Vce. Written in 2017. “Cells: A1” was composed for my undergraduate thesis at Stevens Institute of Technology, and explores the compositional framework and associated performance system developed in the Thesis. The Composer-Performer and Performers’ apps are expected to be available in app stores …