NEWS AND UPDATES
ClassMojo - Big Ideas
I’m very excited to start 2020 announcing that I’ve been collaborating with ClassDojo, the world's most-widely used communication app for pre-K-8 schools, creating the soundtrack for the 12 episodes of their latest Big Ideas TV-series (Moods and Attitudes, Big Challenges, Respect, and Positive Thinking).
Class Dojo currently serves tens of millions of children in 95% of all K-8 schools in the US, and 180 countries.
In this new Big Ideas video series, the ClassDojo monsters Mojo & Katie explore a range of emotions and overcome challenges with positivity and emotional intelligence.
The soundtrack, to be released this year, will contain several extended versions of the themes and cues from the episodes.
Jan 3 2020
Signing With Agency
I am very happy to announce that I just signed with an Agent, Ole Dreyer Wogensen, at Nordic Music Society (NMS). I’m so inspired by Ole’s impressive career, his huge contribution to Danish Music, and his creative vision. Ole is Chairman of the Denmark Music Publishers Association, a KODA Board Member, and was a Senior Creative Manager at EMI Music Publishing in Denmark for over 11 years. In the 80s and 90s, he founded the famous nightclub Rust and managed epic bands such as Dizzy Mizz Lizzy and a string of other influential bands. Ole and I have known each other for a long time now, I am a big fan of the bands he used to manage and the projects he has been involved in over the years, and I can’t be more excited to start this new collaboration.
Oct 1 2019
Drag Me To Hell "Suite"
Golden Globe-nominated film composer Christopher Young's, Drag Me To Hell "Suite" was performed by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, at its world premiere at Fimucité’s (2019) “My Favorite Fears” concert in Tenerife, Spain. I had the great honor to be involved in this project, doing additional arrangements on this suite.
Oct 17 2019
Variety just announced the world premiere of the movie I recently scored When it Strikes, at the Nordic International Film Festival in New York (NIFF). NIFF is hailed as the "biggest Nordic Film Festival outside of Europe," and I am very proud to see my 4th collaboration with NYU Tisch educated, Danish Director Rikke Louise Schjødt, featured as official selection and one world premiere at the festival.
Sep 17 2019
Live Score Film Festival
Very excited to announce that I have been selected as a composer for The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival, and am going to share the stage with a lot of talented composer friends. The music will be performed by the lovely Helix Collective ensemble.
The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features short films with original scores performed live-to-picture. The 2019 festival on Saturday, July 20th at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre is presented by Helix Collective in collaboration with the Academy of Scoring Arts. Films for the 2019 festival are curated by the faculty at the L.A. Film School, New York Film Academy – Los Angeles, and Columbia College, Hollywood.
July 20th at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre!
May 23 2019
Taking part in a Q&A session following the screening of Sticks, selected for the Fulbright Association LA Film Festival. Here I talk about the steps and process of writing a gothic score for Sticks, from initial conversations to remote spotting sessions, and inviting a very special performer.
The event was hosted by the New York Film Academy on May 4, 2019.
May 8 2019
Pulling Back the Curtain: the Best Kept Secrets in Film Scoring Concert
Helix Collective will present a concert of original music from many of Hollywood’s orchestrators, music editors, and soundtrack team members on Saturday, March 16th at the Barnsdall Art Center Theatre in Los Angeles, bringing their music into the spotlight and onto the concert stage, with a small chamber orchestra conducted by PhilPopham.
The concert features the music of composers Joseph Carrillo, Amit May Cohen, Lasse Elkjær, Reuven Herman, RyanHumphrey, Catherine Joy Music, Jonathan Keith, Shie Rozow, and VictoriaRuggiero, who have worked on some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, beautiful independent films, and everything in between. (White Bear PR)
Marts 11 2019
Kristen Lawrence just released her new solo album: Hallowe'en: Night of Spirits. I was so excited to be invited to guest star as a guitarist on the track Demons.
Mb Gordy on drums, Wanda Ortiz (Iron Maidens) on bass, Kristen on keyboards and vocals, and me on the electric six string.
Oct 3 2018
Remote Recording Session with Tina Guo for the horror movie Sticks I'm currently scoring.
April 16, 2018
Best Music Award
STICKS JUST WON for best use of music and sound at the Danish film festival Filmkraf t2018.
"Sticks has an extremely exciting soundtrack, where both sound and music carry the horror to the point of excellence." Filmkraft 2018 (DK)
A special thanks to Tina Guo (cello) for your lovely performance.
June 9 2018
Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive
I will take part in the Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive as Auditor at the lovely Warner Brothers' Eastwood Scoring Stage. The program was founded by David L Newman together with Angel Velez, and this year will be led by Conrad Pope, Angel Velez and William Ross. A big thank you to The Danish Augustinus Fonden for supporting me.
Jan 9 2018
The short film RAE, which I scored, accumulated more than 400K views on YouTube, and was shared more than 2000 times.
RAE was released on DUST. DUSTx is the brand’s post cable network with current and upcoming distribution on Roku, DirecTV, Comcast, Vudu, Sling, Vizio, Samsung, NBC Watchback, Sinclair and more. Currently, DUST is watched by more than 4M people across all platforms, and frequently hosts sold out screenings of sci-fi content in major cities across the U.S.
Dec 20 2017
Conan O'Brian Trying Wilsons Heart
Today Conan O'Brien tried out Wilson's Heart, an Oculus Rift game I've been working on as scoring assistant for Christopher Young!
May 2, 2017
Nordic Noir LA
Nordic Noir LA concert at The Greek Theatre, with music by film composer Jacob Groth (The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, Dead Man Down...). I did orchestral arrangements, and conducted the gospel choir during the encore.
"Nordic Noir LA is a one-night only event, featuring music composed and performed by Jacob Groth and The Danish Film Harmonics, all under the night sky in Griffith Park."
Sep 26 2016
The Monkey King 2 CD Release
INTRADA just released film composer Christopher Young' s epic action/adventure score for The Monkey King 2. I worked on this movie as Chris's scoring assistant.
July 16 2016
Nightmare on Elm Street - 8 Box Set
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET - 8 CD BOX SET. The deluxe package contains all 8 soundtracks from the original "Nightmare On Elm Street" series, over 8 hours of music including almost 3 hours of bonus tracks! I did additional suite arrangements on the Nightmare On Elm Street Suite "Suite Dreams," with music composed by Christopher Young.
Oct 31, 2015
Christopher Young's soundtrack for "Killing Season" was recently released on Intrada. It offers his exciting symphonic potrait for cello and orchestra as a fully-drawn classical work in four movements. A facinating project, which I was involved in as an additional scoring assistant.
June 8, 2015