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.
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. Continue reading →
Vilsen (Ave Mater) so far got over 30 prices on film festivals and been among the official selection a lot. The latest award was won in Barcelona were Rasmus Tirzitis (editor), mine (music) and Eki Jokisalo (sound) for the trailer.
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.
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 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.
“Syster” or “Sister” in english is a short film made by Sebastian Lagerkvist (Jag har din rygg) which centers around two sisters. The younger sister sees her big sister grow up and how the old world is left for a new. A neat little short film that will travel festivals.