Guest writer about Film Music

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.

Live Score Festival Stockholm 2018

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)

 

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 in Barcelona

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.

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.

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 “2016 is the year”