Composing for Black Lake Season 2

I can now reveal that I am composing the music for the Swedish TV-series Svartsjön or Black Lake as it is called in English. The second season will see Filip Berg and Hedda Stiernstedt play the leading roles. The first four episodes are directed by long time friend and companion Richard Jarnhed and shot by Emil Klang.

The 4 last episodes are directed by Per Simonsson and shot by Nicklas Karpaty. Lotta Westberg from Jarowskij is producing.

Photos: Jarowskij

What a year!


On the premier of The Perfect Weapon (2016) and The Legend of Dark Rider: The Beginning

What a year it has been for Simon Kölle!

THE MUSIC

It all began with finishing the last couple of cues for Vilsen (Ave Mater), making some additional music for the short Gola Inte, making some music to a roleplaying game, a logo and making the music for a computer game.

After doing a commercial Simon finished the music to the, later on, several award winning short “Legend of Dark Rider: The begining”, who became a hit. Composing for yet another commercial – this time Grabber screws and then start working on a app game called Conduct This! A game that’s now a huge hit and on the toplists in many countries. Simon revisited the game many month’s later to make even more music.

Then Simon finally made his Hollywood debut compsoing the music for The Perfect Weapon (2016) directed by Titus Paar who also directed Legend of Dark Rider: The Begining. Right after that Simon made some improvational music fot the Event/LARP The Solution were the participants listened to the music nonstop for 48 hours.

Simon helped his friends Pixelbeast at The Game Assembly out with composing the music to their examination computer game Zvonar.

Simon produced and composed the music for the short film #Ingenskitiminkropp which is a film about doping in martial arts. The film will be released early 2017. Director Richard Jarnhed co produced and directed the film.

Late in the summer, Simon started to compose music for americal trailers together with director Rasmus Tirzitis. A total of 6 trailers were done during the autumn. Simon also founded the trailer music group called STK Group.

Simon composed the music for two commercials for the company BEX with Titus Paar as the director.

Simon started working with Paradox Interactive on a small project that could lead to more. Director/editor Rasmus Tirzitis created the final trailer for Vilsen (Ave Mater) and Simon composed the music.

Director/writer Richard Jarnhed created 4 event films for Hotell Kung Carl and Simon both composed the music and worked with sound design on the project.

In November and December Simon, together with Joel Forssell, composed the music for Vitt Skräp (White Trash) yet again but this time with a different sound and approach. As some small changes are left to do early 2017 it will be counted as a 2017 production.

Writing and Producing

Together with long time friend Richard Jarnhed they founded the platform Tulpa Creatives which will work in many constellations and with different projects. The first Tulpa Creatives projects were the Hotel-films and the drama documentary #Ingenskitiminkropp.

Tulpa Creatives have during some time now developed a TV Series (with Henrik Summanen and Joel Forssell) and late in december Simon and Richard started yet another project together with actor and executive producer Mattias Lundberg. The two projects differ a lot in both style and scope. More information will come on www.tulpa.nu

Simon was also one of the producers of Vilsen (Ave Mater) and was responsible for making a distribution deal and much more.

Last but not least Simon kept on writing for martial arts on www.fightermag.se and worked as sports commentator.

2017

Several interesting projects are about to take form. Simon will early in 2017 compose the music for a feature film and record an orchestra in Lisabon. The developing of two different TV series will be something Simon work a lot with. Simon is open for job offers and collaborations as a composer, composer and writer. Simon’s main focus is always composing though but the love for writing and producing are close second.

 

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.

 

Vilsen (Ave Mater) to be released the 17th of October

Finally it’s time for Ave Mater (Vilsen) to be released on DVD and VOD. After a Screener in Gothenburg and the Gala Premier in Stockholm (at Victoria) the film will have it’s official premier. The response of the Music has been great and Simon is talking to a great Film Music label about the release of the soundtrack.

Ave Mater is released the 17th of October in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. See it on iTunes, Google, SF Anytime, Plejmo, Telia and Com hem. It’s also availible on DVD.


From the first Screener in Gothenburg (From the left: Christian Kinell, Rasmus Tirzitis, Göran Sjögren, Simon Kölle)

 

Music to a psychological LARP experiment

Simon composed the music for the unique event called “The Solution”. 110 minutes of music were played constantly for 40+ hours.

About the project:
The Solution Project, a participatory art project about a fictional psychological and sociological experiment. It will be played between 17th of June and 19th of June in Gothenburg, Sweden. If you are new to participatory art or Nordic-style larp, you can read more about what it means here: NordicLarp.org

In 2018, the program known as The Solution was funded and approved. It was created to subject participants to a designed environment in order to study their behavior. Each Solution facility was designed differently, to study different parts of the human condition.

It is now 2020. You have volunteered or been selected to take part in a study at one of the Solution facilities.

Here, you will be stripped of what you are and remade, in order to help the betterment of humanity.

This is Solution Facility #3

 

Music to Computer Game Zvonar

“The demons of the forest have fallen into a deep slumber, and it’s up to the little forest spirit to wake them… with huge bells!”

Simon kept his promise to compose music to the friends Pixelbeast at The Game Assembly and Zvonar is their grand examination game at the school. Zvonar is inspired by games such as Ori and the Blind Forest. The result is a stunningly beautiful game with music that touches the soul.

Zvonar is a magical sidescroller adventure based on Slavic mythology and legend. All of the demons of the forest have fallen into a deep slumber, and it’s up to the little forest spirit to wake them… with huge bells! But be careful, for there is a dragging, loathsome anger lurking about that just wants everyone to shut up and let it return to its slumber…