I love to work and both to compose, write, develope and produce. As I am working hard with finishing Svartsjön (Black Lake) I have also shifted up a gear as a Film Producer. In the middle of January I sent a team, lead by the director Titus Paar, to Colombia. Along with the team came the famous swedish musician Moneybrother (Anders Wendin). They stayed in Colombia for two weeks helped out building a school in the jungle, gave away soccer shoes to kids in Bogota and much more. It will end up being a documentary in the end. As they were there they, rather spontaneous, made a music video which was released on Expressen the other day.
I am also working with development of several other projects ranging from a TV-series to features and also another documentary.
I am now looking for interesting composing jobs that I can dive into after I have completed the TV-series in may.
Working hard on the score for the TV-series Svartsjön (Black Lake) season 2 it’s Always nice to recieve updates about games and earlier completed scores.
Conduct This! The app game that’s been played by more than 3 million people have earlier been transformed into an AR-version and now a Computer version that can be bought on STEAM. Check out a trailer here:
Here’s a couple of qoutes:
“The low-poly visuals are gorgeous, the music is incredibly well done, and the puzzles themselves are clever and challenging” – AppAdvice
“the music itself (composed by Simon Kölle) is rather charming and delightful”
- Christine Chan
“and the new music alone (composed by Simon Kölle) is rather charming and pleasant” – Gaby Baginsky
“Conduct THIS!, winner of the International Mobile Gaming Awards and played by more than 3 million people. Fantastic soundtrack by composer Simon Kölle.”
“As the main story in the movie is the occult, Simon Kolle goes on with both the choir and the cello to express that musically. I must admit the music is alluring and I want to know more, the composer manages to infuse his cues with the fascination of the occult.”
“Call me crazy but there were moments when I felt a gust of Hitchcock passing through this score, better said a gust of Bernard Herrmann like suspense. All in all “Ave mater” is an interesting listen on its own.”
“It’s little things like the way Simon Kolle uses the voices and choir throughout this score that make me want to pay attention to his future works. The way he side steps generic music and filler cues also make me really enjoy his composition. There are little exciting and unexpected nuggets of music in almost every cue. It might be my vivid imagination inspired by the music but the way “A slit throat” is constructed. sounds to me like the blood quietly flowing out of that throat.”
- Mihnea Manduteanu, Soundtrack Dreams
Ave Mater is due to be released in Japan and the date the film will air on Japanese national TV is the 4th of january 2018.
Vilsen (Ave Mater) so far got over 30 prices on film festivals and been among the official selection a lot. The latest award was won in Barcelona were Rasmus Tirzitis (editor), mine (music) and Eki Jokisalo (sound) for the trailer.
I will be working on a spin off of the super popular and Award winning game (which I composed to Music for) Conduct This! At this Point I cannot reveal the theme of the game but I am sure it will be soon. Check out this announcing video from Northplay.
Note: in the announcment video it’s only Music from the old game.
Today it’s ten years ago when one my early pieces were performed by The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra live on Skansen in Stockholm. The performance was shown live on national Swedish TV (SVT) and watched by over a million people.
The piece were first composed by me when I was 14 (at least the tune) and then used by me and Simon Heath in the duo Za Frûmi.
2017 have been a good year so far with some commissioned work with Commercials, the release of the original soundtrack of Ave Mater (Vilsen). The completion of the Music for the internationally awarded game “Conduct This!” was inspiring and work for the Uppsala based Company “Populate” was rewarding.
The year, though started off with the long lasting collaboration with Joel Forssell as we finished White Trash (Vitt Skräp), we will go back to it one more time later on when the sound is complete, which is the only thing left to do Before mix.
As of late, I have been working on a Romantic Drama feature. I worked with an Orchestra in Lisabon and also delve into the World of oriental Music.
It is clear that I during the autumn will work with an extensive Project that I cannot reveal yet. Sorry for all the secrecy, but that’s the name of the game.
Besides the composing I am one of the founders of a Swedish interest organization called “Musik I Film” (Music in Film) which will work with spreading knowledge (about) and unity among Music in film, Theatre, media and games.
I have been a fan of MovieScore Media for a while now so it’s a very good feeling to be released on that great label. Ave Mater (Vilsen) is a score I am very proud of. Click HERE to go to MovieScore Medias page about the score.
Composing the score meant me setting out on a journey to create something dark, exciting and filled with suspense, but not horror. Rasmus was rather clear that he felt that the music should be the ‘beating heart and soul of the film’, a true guide throughout the story. To work with a couple of clear themes got important with the choir and the cello became crucial to capture the feeling of the occult.