The app game Conduct This! Keep on geting praise worldwide and now also nominated at the 13th International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA).
What a year it has been for Simon Kölle!
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.
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 critical acclaimed the very well awarded short “I’ve got your back” (Jag har din rygg) is possible to see for free on Youtube now after touring the world on film festivals. The music is composed by Simon Kölle. Director: Sebastial Lagerkvist, Producer/Main actor: David Nzinga. Enjoy!
In the wait for the proper Soundtrack release reviewers of the film itself have written and said various things about the music. An overwhelmingly positive response (all the qoutes are originaly in Swedish but now translated to English):
“The winner of the award of recognition for composing the music for Vilsen (Ave Mater), Simon Kölle”
- Hollywood Film Festival
“The Excitment is substantial and the music build the suspense in a fantastic way”
“Even though the film had a limited budget it got high procution values and most of all when it comes to the editing and music. But also the special effects that are practical and very well done”
“The Music is outstanding and you are always on tenterhooks”
- SF Anytime
“Unusual story being a swedish film, great music”
“In the action scenes and really suspensefull moments and very scary sequences the music is dead on target”
“The Music is good and it succeded to trick me to make the scenes more cool, more emotional what they really are if you had watched the scenes wihout music”
- Famous Swedish podcasts
“Fiting music, well coreographed fights and an exciting and mystical story”
“Musiken är bra för dem lyckas lura mig, scenerna blir häftigare, mer känslomässiga än vad dem egentligen är om man bara skulle titta på scenerna utan musiken.”
“I vissa sekvenser, i ritualmorden som sker så är [musiken] väldigt otäck tycker jag. Dem har fått till själva känslan att man nästan sitter där och känner ett obehag när man tittar på detta. Och man rycks med och nästan lider med karaktärerna som råkar illa ut.”
“Musiken… Ooooooh! Oooooh! Den tänkte jag på den här gången. Den är väldigt synkad mot hur hur dom vill att man ska känna sig och det byts musik väldigt snabbt mellan klippen.”
“Det används mycket violiner, fioler det är klassiskt och så är det väldigt tydligt att såhär vill jag att du ska uppleva scenen – vilket jag tycker är fantastiskt bra, väldigt bra!”
- Swedish Podcasts
Simon just won the award of recognition for the score to Vilsen (Ave Mater). The film also won prize for best picture and best director (Rasmus Tirzitis).
Vilsen (Ave Mater) was nominated in the category of Best foreign picture, but still won the Best picture with 100′s contribution to compete against. The film festival is called Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (HIMPFF) and is held several times during the year. In January 2017 all the winning entries of 2016 will compete in a large ceremonies contest.
Simon is greatful and happy and this will give him a great push with finishing the score of Vitt Skräp (White Trash) in just a couple of days.
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.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com
For references contact Rasmus Tirzitis at: +46 (0) 739 29 86 28 or firstname.lastname@example.org