Composing for Film and TV

I am fortunate to have worked diligently and continuously with composing music for film, tv and other projects (mostly before I switched gears to composing for tv, film and games, 2009). In the picture above are some of the projects I have composed for during the last 19 years. As a film composer I have worked professionally for 10 years now, my first album came out 19 years ago (in November).

I am now celebrating 6 years as a Film Producer and I am 100 % sure I will never stop composing music. Right now, I am about to finish my score for the “Viking Saga: Rune of the Dead”.

Viking Saga: Rune of the Dead


The picture above is not associated with the film

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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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.

 

Music for games

Simon have revisited the wonderful game Conduct This on which he composed the soundtrack for back in in march/april. The game needed four versions of one of the two major themes. This app game might very well become a hit!

Simon has also made some Music for Paradox Interactive. Due to the contract nothing can be revealed right now.

Danish commercial

The commercial is directed and created by Daniel Salan.
Customer: Leisure in Lyngby, Frivilligcentret.
Music: Simon Kölle

Intro song for Belgian metal band


The Black Metal band A Thousand Sufferings contacted Simon about having him do an intro on their upcoming album. Simon jumped on the opportunity and made it happen very fast. More info will come when the release of the album is set…

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.

Composing for two Video Games

The Game Assembly with teams UFOmannen and DearMother has created two video games that Simon composed for.

The first game is called “The Dweller” and it’s a hack n Slash-game were the player play a Wizard who uses his talking blade and magic to hack through hordes of crunchy worms.

The second game is called Imperial Entanglement and in that game you play a Looter on a desolate desert planet were a great war once was held.

In Imperial Entanglement the main character get help from friends that can provide her with sniper cover, mortar cover, healing and more. She keep on talking with her pilot via com link during the expeditions.

For the Dweller mostly old compositions was used and such that has not been released but composed for other projects. On Imperial Entanglement Simon composed new music.

Read more about The Game Assembly below:

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New Waerloga Records website and Simon’s old music on Band Camp

Waerloga Records, the label that released Simon’s albums with Za Frûmi and Abnocto has refreshed their webpage 100 % and they call it Waerloga 3.0. To celebrate the 13th birthday of Waerloga Records the label made a new webpage but also signed new acts and put up their whole discography on Band Camp. On the Band Camp page you can listen to all old albums of Kölle, a new compilation (called “Waerloga Journey”) with several songs composed by Simon.

Check out Waerloga 3.0 HERE.

Check out the Band Camp page HERE.

On “Waerloga Journey – Compilation vol. 2” 22 tracks are presented with some of the best up and coming composers in the game and film industry. The composers of games such as The Witcher, Kingdoms of Camelot, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, The Settlers, Heroes of Kingdoms, Left 4 Dead, Batman Dark Knight (app), Dead Island, Crime City and many more. Also the composers of scores such as Alice in the Wonderland (Trailer), Lumin, Tronländaren (and the rest of all Simon Kölle Soundtracks), Das schwarze Auge, The Challenger, Into the Storm (Trailer), The Ark, Anton, Reaping for Dummies and a hell of a lot more. Except film/game score composers you also hear other artists ranging from Nordic Folk to Epic Fantasy inspired music.