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.
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.
From time to time I am invited to make lectures, write articles and host panels about Film Music. This time I was invited by my friends at Populate to write an article about Film Music. In Swedish.
Read the Article HERE.
I have been given the honor to both host and being the chairman of the jury at Live Score Festival Stockholm. It’s a festival truly celebrating Film Music. The Festival features short films with original scores performed live-to-picture. This is the first time such a festival is being held in Sweden and the festival is presented by The Prod in association with Kulturama, Musiker Utan Gränser (Musicians without Borders), Shortly and Musik i Film (MusiF) which is a non profit org. that wish to bring knowledge, interest and more value to Film Music in Sweden. An art sometimes overlooked. Selected film Composers have been paired with filmmakers to create an original score for the festival.
The festival is held at Kulturama in Stockholm, Sweden this sunday and the jury I’ve gathered are fantastic:
- Richard Jarnhed (Director)
- Thomas Lindahl (Composer, Teacher)
- Hans Lundgren (Composer)
- Joakim Tillman (Associate Professor in musicology and Author)
- Shari Strandmark (Director)
- Marina Nyström (Director, Actress)
- Mikael Carlsson (Label Owner, Concert Producer, Composer)
- Alexandra Nilsson (Composer, Board Member of SKAP)
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.
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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.