Latest news: Conduct Deluxe on Steam – Ave Mater to Japan and more

Working hard on the score for the TV-series Svartsjön (Black Lake) season 2 it’s Always nice to recieve updates about games and earlier completed scores.

Conduct Delux

Conduct This! The app game that’s been played by more than 3 million people have earlier been transformed into an AR-version and now a Computer version that can be bought on STEAM. Check out a trailer here:

 

Here’s a couple of qoutes:

“The low-poly visuals are gorgeous, the music is incredibly well done, and the puzzles themselves are clever and challenging” – AppAdvice

“the music itself (composed by Simon Kölle) is rather charming and delightful”
- Christine Chan

“and the new music alone (composed by Simon Kölle) is rather charming and pleasant” – Gaby Baginsky

“Conduct THIS!, winner of the International Mobile Gaming Awards and played by more than 3 million people. Fantastic soundtrack by composer Simon Kölle.”

Ave Mater News

Ave Mater (Vilsen) got 8.2 of 10 in the Magazine Soundtrack Dreams. Check it out and here are a couple of qoutes:

“As the main story in the movie is the occult, Simon Kolle goes on with both the choir and the cello to express that musically. I must admit the music is alluring and I want to know more, the composer manages to infuse his cues with the fascination of the occult.”

“Call me crazy but there were moments when I felt a gust of Hitchcock passing through this score, better said a gust of Bernard Herrmann like suspense. All in all “Ave mater” is an interesting listen on its own.”

“It’s little things like the way Simon Kolle uses the voices and choir throughout this score that make me want to pay attention to his future works. The way he side steps generic music and filler cues also make me really enjoy his composition. There are little exciting and unexpected nuggets of music in almost every cue. It might be my vivid imagination inspired by the music but the way “A slit throat” is constructed. sounds to me like the blood quietly flowing out of that throat.”
- Mihnea Manduteanu, Soundtrack Dreams

Ave Mater is due to be released in Japan and the date the film will air on Japanese national TV is the 4th of january 2018.

Ave Mater score released by MovieScore Media

I have been a fan of MovieScore Media for a while now so it’s a very good feeling to be released on that great label. Ave Mater (Vilsen) is a score I am very proud of. Click HERE to go to MovieScore Medias page about the score.

Composing the score meant me setting out on a journey to create something dark, exciting and filled with suspense, but not horror. Rasmus was rather clear that he felt that the music should be the ‘beating heart and soul of the film’, a true guide throughout the story. To work with a couple of clear themes got important with the choir and the cello became crucial to capture the feeling of the occult.

 

Reviews of the music in Vilsen (Ave Mater)

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”
- Filmparadiset

“The Music is outstanding and you are always on tenterhooks”
- SF Anytime

“Unusual story being a swedish film, great music”
- Plejmo

“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”
- Barrikaden

“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

Winner of Best Music in Hollywood Film Festival

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.

 

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)