Wonderful Reviews of The Huntress: Rune of the Dead Soundtrack

The Score I made for “The Huntress: Rune of the Dead” have been given love from many media outlets all over the World. I am very greatful for it. Here are some qoutes from the Reviews:

“There is a dark and deep almost guttural pulsating and ominous sound to the score, with even the more melodious moments including an underlying sense of uneasiness. The composer also gives the work a folk or rustic sound via the instrumentation he brings into play to create a dramatic but at the same time a pleasing soundtrack. The score also features the work of Swedish Artist and performer who Mohlavyr places her own unique sound upon the work which is ethereal and alluring. The track THE VIKING FAMILY is probably the best cue in which to hear the combined efforts of the composer and artists Runberg and Mohlavyr. It is a haunting and very enjoyable listening experience, with subtle musical colours and an assortment of textures combining to fashion an attractive and somewhat hypnotic sound. There are numerous sounds and styles within this work, it has to it a subtleness in places, and intimacy and fragility, but there is also a raw, driving and hard-hitting musical entity that raises its head every so often to great effect. The combination of so many sounds and styles make for a soundtrack that is innovative and entertaining.”
– Jonman @ Movie Music International, MMI

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Wins awards for The Huntress – Rune of the Dead

It’s now announced that I won the Gold Award for “Best Original Score” at Queen  Palm Film Festival (first quarter 2020) and will compete agains other Winners on the Annual event in 2020. I am of course grateful and happy.

Gold

-The film also won as “Best Feature: Action/Mystery/Thriller”
-Best Original Score – Simon Kölle
-Best Cinematography (Feature) – Marcus Möller
-Best Young Actress (Feature) – Viva Östervall Lyngbrant (Bothild)
-Best Supporting Actress (Feature) – Yohanna Idha (Magnhild)
-Best Costume Design (Feature) – Faravid Svalfors Af Ugglas

Bronze
-Best Supporting Actor – Peter Mörlin (Joar)

Honorable Mentions:
-Best Producer (Feature) – Rasmus Tirzitis, Faravid Svalfors Af Ugglas, Simon Kölle
-Best Sound Design – Firoze Patel, Eki Jokisalo (Electric Rhyme Productions), Kaizad Patel

Nominated at Queen of the Palm Film Festival

I am nominated in two categories at the very first festival that screen The Huntress – Rune of the Dead. It’s a festival in Palm Springs, California, called Queen of the Palm International Film Festival.

I am nominated for the Score and Best Producer. In total the film is nominated in 13 categories which is by far the film with the most nominations at the festival.

The Score will be released shortly by the great label MovieScore Media.

Conduct TOGETHER!

The Award winning Conduct This franchise include games on different platforms and different versions. Conduct This!, Conduct Deluxe!, Conduct AR!, Conduct World! And now conduct Together! for the Nintendo Switch — arriving on eShop, December 6th.

The nostalgic game Music I made for the franchise is heard on all the games. An honor to be part of this franchise.

Live Score Festival Stockholm 2018

I have been given the honor to both host and being the chairman of the jury at Live Score Festival Stockholm. It’s a festival truly celebrating Film Music. The Festival features short films with original scores performed live-to-picture. This is the first time such a festival is being held in Sweden and the festival is presented by The Prod in association with Kulturama, Musiker Utan Gränser (Musicians without Borders), Shortly and Musik i Film (MusiF) which is a non profit org. that wish to bring knowledge, interest and more value to Film Music in Sweden. An art sometimes overlooked. Selected film Composers have been paired with filmmakers to create an original score for the festival.

The festival is held at Kulturama in Stockholm, Sweden this sunday and the jury I’ve gathered are fantastic:

  • Richard Jarnhed (Director)
  • Thomas Lindahl (Composer, Teacher)
  • Hans Lundgren (Composer)
  • Joakim Tillman (Associate Professor in musicology and Author)
  • Shari Strandmark (Director)
  • Marina Nyström (Director, Actress)
  • Mikael Carlsson (Label Owner, Concert Producer, Composer)
  • Alexandra Nilsson (Composer, Board Member of SKAP)

 

Conduct AR! nominated at iMGA 14 (2018)

The award winning Northplay game Conduct This! Have it’s AR version that was nominated at the International Mobile Gaming Awards.

Recently Conduct Deluxe won at Denmark’s bigest gaming awards Spilpriesen (2018) The price as best game design.

The music to Conduct This!, Conduct Deluxe! and Conduct AR! are composed by me and I truly enjoy working with the Danish based company Northplay.

Here’s some review excerpts about the Music to all Three games in the series:

“The music and sound effects are all spot on. You get that old west type of music style. So overall, nothing to complain about, only praises.”
– ARcritic, The game scored 8,5/10

“We love this challenging puzzle game”
– Apple

“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.”

“The low-poly visuals are gorgeous, the music is incredibly well done, and the puzzles themselves are clever and challenging”
– Appadvice

“Conduct This! is one of the fresh breaths of air and originality that the app store needs from time to time”
– Applesfera

“Extremly good music and sound”
– Gaming Clerks

“The soundtrack, it is the luxurious sound of a saxophone with extra thrills when you complete each level. In conclusion, this game is quite enjoyable and a must-try if.”
– SKOAR!

“Nice little jazzy music that don’t take up to much of your brain power because you need to think about what you are doing but it does take you to that feeling ‘Oh I am playing a game’ mode.”
– Mumbles

“Great maps. Difficult but not too much. Not to easy either. Good music, engaging gameplay – a must play game for all age groups!!”
– Appgrooves

“During gameplay you hear wonderful and relaxed jazz/bigband music that improves the game”
– App gemeinde

Winner in Barcelona

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.

10 years ago

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.

Conduct This! Winner at 13th IMGA

The mobile game Conuct This! Which I composed the music for just won at International Mobile Game Awards for Best Quickplay Game of 2016. IMGA is a prestiguous award and the grand prix was won by Pokemon Go.