Viking Saga: Rune of the Dead


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I am still composing music for the second season of Black Lake (Svartsjön) and will go from that to compose the music (with Moneybrother) to the docuementary I produced. I have also composed the music to my long time friend Daniel Bezares’s TV-series pilot Ahmed.

During the summer (2018) the film “Viking Saga: Rune of the Dead” will be shot in Sweden. I will compose the music. Director is Rasmus Titzitis and the film is written by Faravid Svalfors af Ugglas and Rasmus Tirzitis. The film’s dialouge will be in english and film will be released worldwide by the US company behind the film called ITN. Below is a summary taken from IMDB.
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Composing with Moneybrother

As I produce more and more films I could not say no to the wonderful documentary were a camera crew led by director Titus Paar traveled to Colombia. Together with the my hand picked crew came Anders Wendin aka Moneybrother. In collaboration with HXP Films, Ankarstiftelsen (who build schools in Colombia) and Moneybrother we asked people to donate soccer shoes and sports wear. So after a short stop in Bogota were the team and Moneybrother gave away shoes and clothing to poor kids they traveled to the jungle. Very few camera teams have met with the Kogi tribe and our team ventured far into the jungle and to places no team (as we know of) have been shooting.

Now, we are in the post production part and as soon as I am finished with Black Lake season 2 I will score the documentary together with Moneybrother’s songs. It will be a blast!

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Hectic times

 

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.

Projects

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.

What a year!


On the premier of The Perfect Weapon (2016) and The Legend of Dark Rider: The Beginning

What a year it has been for Simon Kölle!

THE MUSIC

It all began with finishing the last couple of cues for Vilsen (Ave Mater), making some additional music for the short Gola Inte, making some music to a roleplaying game, a logo and making the music for a computer game.

After doing a commercial Simon finished the music to the, later on, several award winning short “Legend of Dark Rider: The begining”, who became a hit. Composing for yet another commercial – this time Grabber screws and then start working on a app game called Conduct This! A game that’s now a huge hit and on the toplists in many countries. Simon revisited the game many month’s later to make even more music.

Then Simon finally made his Hollywood debut compsoing the music for The Perfect Weapon (2016) directed by Titus Paar who also directed Legend of Dark Rider: The Begining. Right after that Simon made some improvational music fot the Event/LARP The Solution were the participants listened to the music nonstop for 48 hours.

Simon helped his friends Pixelbeast at The Game Assembly out with composing the music to their examination computer game Zvonar.

Simon produced and composed the music for the short film #Ingenskitiminkropp which is a film about doping in martial arts. The film will be released early 2017. Director Richard Jarnhed co produced and directed the film.

Late in the summer, Simon started to compose music for americal trailers together with director Rasmus Tirzitis. A total of 6 trailers were done during the autumn. Simon also founded the trailer music group called STK Group.

Simon composed the music for two commercials for the company BEX with Titus Paar as the director.

Simon started working with Paradox Interactive on a small project that could lead to more. Director/editor Rasmus Tirzitis created the final trailer for Vilsen (Ave Mater) and Simon composed the music.

Director/writer Richard Jarnhed created 4 event films for Hotell Kung Carl and Simon both composed the music and worked with sound design on the project.

In November and December Simon, together with Joel Forssell, composed the music for Vitt Skräp (White Trash) yet again but this time with a different sound and approach. As some small changes are left to do early 2017 it will be counted as a 2017 production.

Writing and Producing

Together with long time friend Richard Jarnhed they founded the platform Tulpa Creatives which will work in many constellations and with different projects. The first Tulpa Creatives projects were the Hotel-films and the drama documentary #Ingenskitiminkropp.

Tulpa Creatives have during some time now developed a TV Series (with Henrik Summanen and Joel Forssell) and late in december Simon and Richard started yet another project together with actor and executive producer Mattias Lundberg. The two projects differ a lot in both style and scope. More information will come on www.tulpa.nu

Simon was also one of the producers of Vilsen (Ave Mater) and was responsible for making a distribution deal and much more.

Last but not least Simon kept on writing for martial arts on www.fightermag.se and worked as sports commentator.

2017

Several interesting projects are about to take form. Simon will early in 2017 compose the music for a feature film and record an orchestra in Lisabon. The developing of two different TV series will be something Simon work a lot with. Simon is open for job offers and collaborations as a composer, composer and writer. Simon’s main focus is always composing though but the love for writing and producing are close second.

 

Vilsen (Ave Mater) to be released the 17th of October

Finally it’s time for Ave Mater (Vilsen) to be released on DVD and VOD. After a Screener in Gothenburg and the Gala Premier in Stockholm (at Victoria) the film will have it’s official premier. The response of the Music has been great and Simon is talking to a great Film Music label about the release of the soundtrack.

Ave Mater is released the 17th of October in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. See it on iTunes, Google, SF Anytime, Plejmo, Telia and Com hem. It’s also availible on DVD.


From the first Screener in Gothenburg (From the left: Christian Kinell, Rasmus Tirzitis, Göran Sjögren, Simon Kölle)

 

Composing for trailers


Simon founded the STK Group this summer which compose music for american trailers. Simon collaborates with director and editor Rasmus Tirzitis who edit trailers for an USA based distributor mainly focusing on indiependent films but also other more mainstream releases.

So far Simon has composed the music for three trailers. STK Group consist of composers Simon has gathered to, for starters, help him out when he has to much to do but it might evolve to something more. The talented members of the group are except the founder Simon Kölle:

Hans Lundgren – a Swedish film composer

Joel Forssell – a Swedish film composer

Jeroen van Hiel – a Belgian composer

If you are interested in having Simon and The STK Group to compose for your trailer don’t hesitate to contact Simon simonalbin@hotmail.com
For references contact Rasmus Tirzitis at: +46 (0) 739 29 86 28 or rasmus@tirzitis.se

Music to a psychological LARP experiment

Simon composed the music for the unique event called “The Solution”. 110 minutes of music were played constantly for 40+ hours.

About the project:
The Solution Project, a participatory art project about a fictional psychological and sociological experiment. It will be played between 17th of June and 19th of June in Gothenburg, Sweden. If you are new to participatory art or Nordic-style larp, you can read more about what it means here: NordicLarp.org

In 2018, the program known as The Solution was funded and approved. It was created to subject participants to a designed environment in order to study their behavior. Each Solution facility was designed differently, to study different parts of the human condition.

It is now 2020. You have volunteered or been selected to take part in a study at one of the Solution facilities.

Here, you will be stripped of what you are and remade, in order to help the betterment of humanity.

This is Solution Facility #3