My name is Frida Feline Nilsen, I am 24 years old and come from a town in Norway called Stavanger. In 2015, I moved to England and obtained a degree in electronic music production from the Academy of Contemporary Music. In addition, I completed a one year study program in music production and recording at the University of Stavanger in 2018.
After several years of studying, acquiring practical experience, and exploring enthusiastically, I consider myself a young, up and coming composer. I recently have also started writing scripts and directing short films, music videos and short documentaries, which have already, after just one year of practical experience, been screened and nominated for several film festivals such as Bergen International Film Festival, Amandus Lillehammer International Student Film Festival, Short Shorts Film Festival and 20minmax International Short Film Festival.
I have chosen music and film as my way of expression because I feel this is a great platform to process my emotions, experiences, as well as shedding light on themes that interest me. My music compositions and soundscapes consist of both electronic and acoustic arrangements, often combined. The music I make ranges from dark and ambient to dreamy and adventurous.
I am particularly fond of cinematic music because when composing music for film, the composer can completely change the mood of a scene. I find it very fascinating to convey different emotions to the spectator through the use of memorable melodies, leitmotifs, harmonies, arrangement, instrumentation, dynamics, contrasts and so on. I think my music is very visual, which is why it became natural for me to start exploring making films that could accompany my own music.
I find that collaborating with other creative people, musicians and directors, is highly rewarding for my creative development and I wish to continue doing it in order to learn and expand my knowledge. My career goal for the future is to continue to compose and produce music and soundscapes for my own creative art projects so that I can keep expressing the many artistic ideas I desire to manifest.