The following section shows what I can contribute in a collaboration as a composer. I love to explore new genres and I am also a big fan of combining genres. What I am trying to convey is that I have no limitations on what I dare to explore when it comes to music. I am open to take on challenging tasks in terms of genres and soundscapes. That is what makes music composition so exciting, because I always learn a lot when exploring new and unknown territory.
A soundscape composition is a combination of sounds that sonically represent a specific environment, location and/or culture. It can act as a guide to help the listener/viewer identify time, place and space.
A soundtrack is music that synchronises and accompanies various scenes, moods and actions in motion picture, television shows, books and video games etc…
A leitmotif is a short, recurring melodic representation of specific characters, often used in movies, television series and operas. Some of the leitmotifs many functions are to strengthen the dramatic development in a story and give psychological insight into a character, location, object or idea.
Electronic music composition
Electronic music consists of electronic musical instruments such as synthesizers, drum machines, electric guitars, synth pad sounds, sound effects etc…
Orchestral music composition
Orchestral music compositions consist of classical instrumentations such as for example acoustic violin, cello, accordion, guitar, piano, contrabass, flute etc…
A combination of electronic and orchestral/acoustic composition
Mixing electronic elements with acoustic elements can result in new and exciting soundscapes. This is often my favourite route to explore as a composer because then I get the chance to interact with both machines and musicians. It becomes a collaboration where the musician(s) can adapt to a digital soundscape, or the composer can create the digital soundscape intuitively following the musician’s performance. In other words, together the composer and musicians will explore how to put the right emotions into the music.
Genres I have explored
Ambient, Sci fi scores, non traditional classical arrangements where the focus lays on conveying the right emotions instead of focusing on technique, cinematic music, electronica, deep progressive house, aural art, field recording, synth pop, singer songwriter, ballads, and other genres I can't place in a "box".
Bjørk, Kraftwerk, Johann Johannsson, Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, Røyksopp, Susanne Sundfør, Vaiping, Yann Tiersen, Vangelis, Lykke Li and Edvard Grieg.
I am listening also to many other great artists, but these are the people that I believe have had an impact on my own musical direction, be it sound, ideas or creativity…