2019 – A Good Year

2019! It’s been awesome!

I have been working on lots of inspiring, exciting and interesting projects with many great people this year.
Building the Production Company Tulpa Creatives has been demanding and very awarding. We have several projects in development. We are looking forward to 2020 were we will be producing several projects (more on those later on). It’s so much more I could say about this, but I need to keep the lid on for now.

2019 I have finally taken the leap into Digital Releases and 7 albums were released on different labels. Make sure to check out my artist page on Spotify and follow (and of course listen).

My score for The Huntress: Rune of the Dead was completed and released the same day as the film had it’s premier in October. The score has been competing on two festivals, winning on one and been nominated on another. The score has also been given great reviews. I was also one of the Producers of the film and have won awards for that too.

Finally the work I made as a Composer and Producer for Svenska Budo & Kampsportsförbundet was released, I composed the music to a Drama/Comedy TV-series Pilot, made 5 commissioned pieces for Riotminds Trudvang Chronicles: Muspelheim, Produced and Composed music for a commercial and composed music for Podcast’s such as Red Moon Roleplaying.

Together with Joel Forssell I composed the music to the Feature Vitt Skräp (White Trash) that’s finally completed – after many years of getting funding for post-production. The film should have a Theatrical release 2020. With Joel I also had the podcast Musik i Film which I put on ice to work on another podcast which will kick off in 2020 too.

For the second year I hosted and was the chairman of the jury of Film Music Live Festival. I love to be part of that production and looking forward to being involved in it growing.

My work within Distributing and Executive producing has been developed further and I have had the pleasure to work on a couple of films together with Lucky Dogs and my international Distributors/Sales Agents.

I have also been a commentator on three MMA events, two for American TV (Superior Challenge) and one for Aftonbladet (Bulldog Media Fight Night 2.0). I have also been a permanent member of Fighterpodden which is recorded at Bauer Media (DN-huset).

Thanks to everyone who I have worked with this year!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year

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.

 

Demo Reel 2015

Simon is proud to present a Demo Reel. Thanks to Joel Forssell who created and edited the reel. Here’s the description of the video on Youtube.

The Swedish film composer Simon Kölle’s demo reel 2015. Versatile samples of a handful of Simon’s film scores 2009-2015.

Enjoy!

For a complete list of Simon’s film music scores click HERE.

Radio ad: Heroes Fighting Championship

Heroes Fighting Championship, a big Swedish martial arts event, held in Halmstad on Halmstad Arena. Simon made this radio commercial and also a TV commercial to promote the event.

Could be heard on NRJ and Mix Megapol. Could be seen shortly on TV4.

Chronological walkthrough of the activities since Christmas 2012

The following projects and news are presented in this news article:

Smitten, The Box, Fightplay.tv, Mixed Martial Arts – Myter, Fakta, Möten, Drakar och Demoner: Tronländaren – Behind the Scenes, Septekh, Heroes Fighting Championship and The Monitor Celestra – Larp event of the decade.

Simon is for sure not slowing down 2013. Here’s a chronology since last update:

Continue reading “Chronological walkthrough of the activities since Christmas 2012”

Composing For Dominick Cruz’s Video Blog

Simon is working close with A Small Village Productions which create artistic video productions. This time the director Jaser Davari travelled to the US to make a video blog about Dominick Cruz, a UFC champion, who’s about to defend his title. Simon has made the theme song, sound design and most probably will more of his music end up in the series. Take a look at the first episode above where you can here Simon’s theme song both in the begining and the end.

Leaving MMAnytt.se, Tengil, Writing, Composing

After two years of hard work with MMAnytt.se it’s time to move on. The website is still a friend of Simon but writing and working with MMA will be done on another place, from now on, called Kimura.se. Simon was one of driving forces to make MMAnytt.se become the most visited website about Mixed Martial Arts in all of Scandinavia with more than 500.000 unique visitors every month.

Right now Simon is very busy working with his book and his main profession: composing. Recently, also, Simon begun helping a swedish folk rock oriented music group called Tengil. Tengil have deep ties with Cultus Ferox, Corvus Corax and Wolgemut and Simon is working as Tengil’s manager and also mixing and mastering the music.

Other than that Simon is working dilligently with his book and of course, as mentioned before, with composing. A couple of film project are lining up but nothing is set in stone yet other than that Simon will work with the director Richard Jarnhed. More info will be revealed soon.


Two of the 7 members of Tengil

Writing The First Swedish Book About MMA

Simon is happy to announce that he signed recently with BTJ Förlag whom will publish his book about Mixed Martial Arts and distribute it in the mainstream. It’s still in the making and will be released sometime 2012.


Swedish publisher BTJ Förlag’s latest releases