Composing for Black Lake Season 2

I can now reveal that I am composing the music for the Swedish TV-series Svartsjön or Black Lake as it is called in English. The second season will see Filip Berg and Hedda Stiernstedt play the leading roles. The first four episodes are directed by long time friend and companion Richard Jarnhed and shot by Emil Klang.

The 4 last episodes are directed by Per Simonsson and shot by Nicklas Karpaty. Lotta Westberg from Jarowskij is producing.

Photos: Jarowskij

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.

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.

 

The score for The Perfect Weapon (2016) is completed

Simon’s first Hollywood score is completed after a super creative month! Simon is happy to announce that the Swedish band Kite will appear in the film with a song written for the film. The Perfect Weapon is directed by Titus Paar who is super happy with Simon’s score.

It’s a dream come true and everyday I was composing I felt inspired. I have recently composed three feature film scores (Vilsen, Vitt skräp [with Joel Forssell], The Perfect Weapon [2016]) no one have heard and I am starting to get very excitied for the releases. Titus is a true artist who actually himself sing on one of the cues. I am very happy to work with Kite who I truly can recommend for their dreamy, dark and addictive sound and vocals.

,Says Simon Kölle himself.

Simon producing and scoring an Anti Doping Film


Simon is producing an anti doping film for Svenska Budo- och kampsportsförbundet with the director Richard Jarnhed. Simon will also compose the music for the film and actors/participants are among others Sanny Dahlbeck (as himfelf), David Nzinga, Erik Bolin and Janni Larsson (as herself).

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.

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.

Exciting season composing two features and more

Things are happening rather rapidly for Simon that does hit his stride composing the scores for no less than two feature films the following month’s (“Vilsen” aka “The Loss” & “Vitt Skräp” aka “White Trash”). Vitt Skräp Simon Kölle is composing together with his friend and colleague Joel Forssell and Vilsen Simon is doing himself. More news and updates about Vilsen and Vitt Skräp will follow the coming months.

Aside of that Simon is right now in the mix of maybe being the composer of a AAA game and several of his recently made short’s, teasers and pilots will be screened at festivals or up and running in other forums. Here’s a short description of the latest shorts/teasers/pilots Simon has written the score for:

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Re:volt Final episode


At the moment no second season is planned for this succesful Swedish series called Re:volt or (Re)volt. This youth series was directed by Richard Jarnhed and Simon did the music for all 10 episodes. Hundreds of teenage girls and boys (and also people from other ages) are today demanding a second season. HERE’s a link to the 10th and final episode.

Simon once again like to thank SVT, Richard Jarnhed, Peter Zell and Kolonien.