Mark Van Hecke
|Mark Van Hecke|
Mark Van Hecke is an American composer, music producer, and pianist who is known for his countless works at Absolute Entertainment. He attended the University of Wisconson-Milwaukee from 1973-1977. He began his video game music career as a composer at Absolute Entertainment where he worked from 1989 until the company closed their doors at the end of 1995. While at Absolute Entertainment he composed music for many of the games created by their in-house development company, Imagineering, Inc. Because the company developed several games based on TV/movie/media licenses, Mark had to arrange the theme songs from the original shows to the NES. Aside from composing, Hecke has also been credited as the audio director for several games. He now works as a freelance composer and producer.
Mark said this about his music:
Mark's MIDI files were converted to the NES using a sound driver by Alex DeMeo.
Dr. T's KCS on the Macintosh with a Kurzweil keyboard that was used for MIDI recording.
(Note: For the games that do not have credits such as InfoGenius Productivity Pak: Personal Organizer and Phone Book and Heavy Shreddin', we have contacted Mark about these games and have received verification that he is the composer.)
Note: Heavy Shreddin' (NES) and Jordan vs. Bird: One on One (GB) both lack credits. However, Mark verified composing these titles. Dan Kitchen confirmed Mark's involvement with Fisher-Price: Firehouse Rescue (NES) as well. 
- mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,58972/ - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/features/credit/317.html - GameFAQs.
- linkedin.com/pub/8/443/a26 - LinkedIn. (Suspended)
- facebook.com/MVHinNYC - Facebook.