Scoring TV-series: Dystopia

I am composing the music for the TV-series Dystopia, a VIAPLAY original TV-series produced by Jarowskij.
It is currently being filmed in central Sweden.

Dystopia is a Swedish horror series that features rising stars Madeleine Martin Johan Hafezi, Erik Bolin and Happy Jankell. . It is scheduled for premiere on Viaplay in 2021.

From the  press release:

“The next original production from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s leading streaming company, is Swedish horror series `Dystopia’. A chilling tale of supernatural powers unleashed during a post-apocalyptic Nordic LARP inside a factory in the Swedish forests, `Dystopia’ features a star cast of new Nordic talents and will premiere exclusively across the region on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in 2021.

For a group of thrill-seeking young Swedes, an abandoned Cold War-era factory deep in the wilderness seems the ideal setting for a live roleplay designed to push them to their physical and mental limits. But the game soon turns deadly serious when a series of mysterious events unfold, awakening dark forces.

`Dystopia’ stars Madeleine Martin (NENT Group’s `ALEX’), Johan Hafezi (`Jägarna’), Happy Jankell (NENT Group’s `The Ambassador’), Erik Bolin (NENT Group’s `ALEX’), Johan Hedenberg (`The Perfect Patient’), Lola Zackow (NENT Group’s `Conspiracy of Silence’), Erika Cardenas Hedenberg (`The Restaurant’), Maja Rung (NENT Group’s `Honour’) and Christian Svensson (`24′).

The eight-part production is based on an idea by director Richard Jarnhed and producer Lotta Westberg, both of whom worked on NENT Group’s successful `Black Lake’ original series.”

I am really looking forward to compose the music for Dystopia. Director Richard Jarnhed mentions films and TV-series like “Chernobyl”, “Black Lake season 1″, Jacobs Ladder”,  “Black Swan”, “Alien” and “Rosemary’s Baby” as some of the inspiration.

Photos: Johnny Wholin

Over 38 000 listeners a month on Spotify

I am greatful for all the support. I am not releasing pop Music and have only been on Spotify for a short while. With that in mind I am very happy for the over 38k listeners a month on the platform.

Soundtrack release of Living With the Secret Kogi Tribe

Finally the Original score for ”Living with the Secret Kogi Tribe” has been released digitally worldwide. I wrote and performed the music with Anders “Moneybrother” Wendin and the score consists of 16 tracks. Some from his catalogue but mostly new pieces.

Thank you HXP Film, PAAR Productions, All the members of the team, Moneybrother, Ankarstiftelsen, The Kogi Tribe, Nina Dahlman and Susanne Cermenius.

The Mixing of White Trash

”White Trash” or” Vitt Skräp” (in Swedish) has been delayed and delayed several times but finally it’s close to be a finished movie. The Score, me and Joel Forssell, completed in September and last night I did some final changes as the sound and music is being mixed by the great Ken Skoglund and Lasse Liljeholm. Looking forward to a theatrical release 2020.

Wonderful Reviews of The Huntress: Rune of the Dead Soundtrack

The Score I made for “The Huntress: Rune of the Dead” have been given love from many media outlets all over the World. I am very greatful for it. Here are some qoutes from the Reviews:

“There is a dark and deep almost guttural pulsating and ominous sound to the score, with even the more melodious moments including an underlying sense of uneasiness. The composer also gives the work a folk or rustic sound via the instrumentation he brings into play to create a dramatic but at the same time a pleasing soundtrack. The score also features the work of Swedish Artist and performer who Mohlavyr places her own unique sound upon the work which is ethereal and alluring. The track THE VIKING FAMILY is probably the best cue in which to hear the combined efforts of the composer and artists Runberg and Mohlavyr. It is a haunting and very enjoyable listening experience, with subtle musical colours and an assortment of textures combining to fashion an attractive and somewhat hypnotic sound. There are numerous sounds and styles within this work, it has to it a subtleness in places, and intimacy and fragility, but there is also a raw, driving and hard-hitting musical entity that raises its head every so often to great effect. The combination of so many sounds and styles make for a soundtrack that is innovative and entertaining.”
– Jonman @ Movie Music International, MMI

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Release of Short Film Music Collection

I am proud to present yet Another album release digitally. This time it’s a Collection of Music from short films I have composed the Music for during the years. I have scored a total of 31 short/featurette films and pilots. I might release more Collections of Music from the films later on someday.
 
The Collection consist of Music from the films:
 
The Box, Niebo, I’ve Got Your Back, Smitten, Lex Occultum (Götterdämmerung), Imprisoned and Legend of Dark Rider: The Beginning.
 
Check it out online and consider supporting me by buying. But no matter what please listen to it on Spotify and other such streaming sites.

Wins awards for The Huntress – Rune of the Dead

It’s now announced that I won the Gold Award for “Best Original Score” at Queen  Palm Film Festival (first quarter 2020) and will compete agains other Winners on the Annual event in 2020. I am of course grateful and happy.

Gold

-The film also won as “Best Feature: Action/Mystery/Thriller”
-Best Original Score – Simon Kölle
-Best Cinematography (Feature) – Marcus Möller
-Best Young Actress (Feature) – Viva Östervall Lyngbrant (Bothild)
-Best Supporting Actress (Feature) – Yohanna Idha (Magnhild)
-Best Costume Design (Feature) – Faravid Svalfors Af Ugglas

Bronze
-Best Supporting Actor – Peter Mörlin (Joar)

Honorable Mentions:
-Best Producer (Feature) – Rasmus Tirzitis, Faravid Svalfors Af Ugglas, Simon Kölle
-Best Sound Design – Firoze Patel, Eki Jokisalo (Electric Rhyme Productions), Kaizad Patel

Nominated at Queen of the Palm Film Festival

I am nominated in two categories at the very first festival that screen The Huntress – Rune of the Dead. It’s a festival in Palm Springs, California, called Queen of the Palm International Film Festival.

I am nominated for the Score and Best Producer. In total the film is nominated in 13 categories which is by far the film with the most nominations at the festival.

The Score will be released shortly by the great label MovieScore Media.

Release of Conduct This! Game Music Soundtrack

The Game, Conduct This! Began as a mobile app game created by a small indie studio in Copenhagen called Northplay. The game, inspired by railway games from the 90s, with low poly maps that’s addictive. It’s a puzzle game where you are conducting / managing a train system so that there are as few accidents as possible.

Many reviewers celebrated the graphics, calling it gorgeous and the music outstanding and that the controls are incredibly simple and intuitive, and the puzzles themselves are challenging. My Music, Northplay, wanted me to be inspired by old games from the 90s and Big Band Jazz. A fun task to tackle.

Soon the game became a hit and it won awards on some of the biggest possible award shows for games. Millions upon millions downloaded the app and Northplay started to create more games in what would become a series of games for different platforms surround Conducting trains. Also, an AR version with the focus on Western movies, a collaboration game and a game for the platform STEAM.

Many have asked me to release the Music so here we go. It is now released digitally all over the world. Check it out on places like Spotify, Apple/Itunes, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer, Tidal, You can also get it/listen to it at: TikTok, Napster, IHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKbox, MediaNet and even more places. For you in the US the album can also be found on Pandora.

Re-Release of Res dej inte! Soundtrack

It was first released back in 2009 on the Belgium based label Neuropa. This film was actually my first I made all the Music for and my first step into the World of Film Music for real. The film was a Featurette about violence among the youth. It bacame somewhat of an hit and it still today are shown at schools.

You can find the album on Spotify (make sure to follow my artist page there!) and on Apple/Itunes, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer, Tidal, You can also get it/listen to it at: TikTok, Napster, IHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKbox, MediaNet and even more places. For you in the US the album can also be found on Pandora.

The film was aired on national TV 2010.

Not only was it my first soundtrack, it was also the first time I worked with the mastermind Richard Jarnhed. As I write this, me and Richard have worked together on 15 Projects and we also run a Company called Tulpa Creatives.

Re-release of Drakar och Demoner Trudvang Soundtrack

The “Drakar och Demoner: Trudvang” Soundtrack is now re-released digitaly all over the world. Thanks again for the wonderful collaboration
with RiotMinds!

You can find the album on Spotify (make sure to follow my artist page there!) and on Apple/ItunesGoogle PlayAmazonDeezerTidal, You can also get it/listen to it at: TikTok, Napster, IHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKbox, MediaNet and even more places. For you in the US the album can also be found on Pandora.

The Album consists of music from the featurette “Thronelander”, the short film “Giltes Bane” and Bonus Tracks.  It was originally released by Waerloga Records June 2015. A big thank you to all the musicians and the additional Music Composer Joel Forssell.