First and foremost, I am a happy man as I have become a father to a lovely girl which we named Hilma Astrid Flora Kölle. I love her with all my heart. She was born the 19th of august.
I feel so grateful that I have had several projects running during this pandemic. I have kept on building my production company and developing a film with Swedish Film Institute. I have also been dipping my toes into the video game world (as always it’s a lot of secrecy so I cannot say any more about it right now) and started the work composing the music to the TV series Dystopia.
I have also had two feature film documentaries (as a film producer) in post-production. To oversee the work from our brilliant co workers have been a blast. One documentary is about a very dear subject to me = mental health among young people. The other is a music documentary about Sweden’s first true Glam rock band “Tears”.
Working hard on the score for the TV-series Svartsjön (Black Lake) season 2 it’s Always nice to recieve updates about games and earlier completed scores.
Conduct This! The app game that’s been played by more than 3 million people have earlier been transformed into an AR-version and now a Computer version that can be bought on STEAM. Check out a trailer here:
Here’s a couple of qoutes:
“The low-poly visuals are gorgeous, the music is incredibly well done, and the puzzles themselves are clever and challenging” – AppAdvice
“the music itself (composed by Simon Kölle) is rather charming and delightful”
– Christine Chan
“and the new music alone (composed by Simon Kölle) is rather charming and pleasant” – Gaby Baginsky
“Conduct THIS!, winner of the International Mobile Gaming Awards and played by more than 3 million people. Fantastic soundtrack by composer Simon Kölle.”
“As the main story in the movie is the occult, Simon Kolle goes on with both the choir and the cello to express that musically. I must admit the music is alluring and I want to know more, the composer manages to infuse his cues with the fascination of the occult.”
“Call me crazy but there were moments when I felt a gust of Hitchcock passing through this score, better said a gust of Bernard Herrmann like suspense. All in all “Ave mater” is an interesting listen on its own.”
“It’s little things like the way Simon Kolle uses the voices and choir throughout this score that make me want to pay attention to his future works. The way he side steps generic music and filler cues also make me really enjoy his composition. There are little exciting and unexpected nuggets of music in almost every cue. It might be my vivid imagination inspired by the music but the way “A slit throat” is constructed. sounds to me like the blood quietly flowing out of that throat.”
– Mihnea Manduteanu, Soundtrack Dreams
Ave Mater is due to be released in Japan and the date the film will air on Japanese national TV is the 4th of january 2018.
I will be working on a spin off of the super popular and Award winning game (which I composed to Music for) Conduct This! At this Point I cannot reveal the theme of the game but I am sure it will be soon. Check out this announcing video from Northplay.
Note: in the announcment video it’s only Music from the old game.