Held Lecture on Stockholm University

I held a lecture on Film Music on Stockholm University tonight and I spoke for two hours. I truly like the format and I showed the students material from the films, games and TV-series I’ve composed music for. A truly honoring experience and I gladly return next semester.

Thank you for the invite Joakim Tillman, Associate Professor in musicology at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics.

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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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.

 

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.

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).

2016 is the year

Without jinxing things; 2016 seem to become a great year for Simon Kölle. Simon is right now composing the score for an international feature film (more about it later) and a Pilot (Dark Rider).

The score for Vilsen (Swedish indiependent feature in the Nordic Noir genre) was completed 2015 but it’s possible that Simon need to revisit it one last time early 2016.

The  score for the feature Vitt Skräp (White Trash) will be completed together with Joel Forssell during 2016.

More than that Simon is looking to hit his stride in scoring even more project’s and are always open to take on new challenges. Continue reading

The score for Vilsen is now finished

Simon had the score almost done 100 % early 2015 but have had the time to adjust some cues and just the other day he recorded Brass, Woodwinds and Strings with a chamber orchestra.

Simon would like to thank the 52 people big music department of Vilsen which includes a choir, chamber orchestra and other musicians.  The mixer Eki Sienis Joisalo of Electric Rhyme Production has been vital in the finish and also the arranger (of the choir) Joel Forssell.

Simon is proud of the final result. See the credits below.

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