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 "I was greatly impressed by his ability to grasp the mood of the project and elaborate on that fluidly through his music."

- Anton Kudrov,

Director of Outer Limit Productions

The Games We Play

Short Film

Audio Director, Composer

The Game We Play is a short film directed by Marc-Aurèle Otto Palla.

It won the spotlight award at the Elevation Indie Film Awards, and was part of the official selection for Cardiff International Film Festival. 

The Mannequins

Short Film

 Composer

Score for horror short film at the University of Southern California MFA Film programme.

Directed and written by Di Wu.
Produced and Edited by Anton Kudrov

Predation

Short Film

Audio Director, Composer

Half-drama half gothic horror directed by Anton Kudrov. 

The NETHER

Stage Play

Composer, Soundscape Designer

Award-Winning play written by Jennifer Haley. The Scottish premiere of the play was staged by Theatre Paradok and directed by Vlada Nebo. 

 

The story involves several complex and multifaceted characters, which all got their own musical treatment as opening statements to the different scenes. As the story unfolded, these themes interacted and developed. 

 

Key to the soundscape and music was also the transition between the dystopian real world, and the utopian virtual reality realm the Hideaway. The dystopian city scape was created by layering and processing field recordings captured on the  underground and main roads of Berlin. The soundscape for the Nether on the other hand,   featured birdsong and rustling of leaves. But the soothing soft digital introduction gradually breaks apart as the realm reveals its true nature.

Häxan

Improvised score for Silent Film 

Soundscape Improviser, Co-composer

A collaboration with Yati Durant, Professor in Film Composition at the Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh. We explored electroacoustic performance systems and improvisation to the 1922 silent film Häxan.  We improvised several scores to the film, and the collaboration culminated in a live score improvisation in the Reid Music Hall in Edinburgh,  organized  by New Media Scotland. 

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Concert Pictures by Chris Donia 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisdonia/albums

Jeff & Lisa Vs. Season1& 2

Indie Sci-fi Web Series

Audio Director, Composer

On Jeff+Lisa Vs. the three composers in Outer Limit Production took turns scoring the episodes. We worked to give the music a consistent theme throughout, and at the same time make room for individual style differences in each episode. When scoring the episode, each composer reworked and built on material from Kit Willmott´s opening theme, adapting it to his personal style.

I composed music for several episodes of the series including the extended Season 2 Finale.

Season 2 Finale - Jeff & Lisa Vs. the Finale

 

Season 2 Episode 2 - Jeff & Lisa Vs. Photocide

Season 1 Episode 4 - Jeff & Lisa Vs. Santa      

Brainfood

Short Film

Audio Director, Composer, Music Producer

 

Brainfood is a Indie Zombie Short film.  The film takes place 10 years after the Zombie apocalypse, and the zombies go on with dead life quite similar to mundane working humans. Everything is falling apart, is a bit broken and this is reflected in a slightly distorted popular music palette. However, there are also more serious undertones emphasized by piano and strings. I produced and co-composed the score for the film. 

"I was impressed with Christian's resourcefulness in finding instrumentalists and fellow composers to aid him in creating the soundtrack. It was also a pleasure to work with him creatively on a soundtrack which not only sounded good but also creatively incorporated the film's themes."  

- Anton Kudryashov, Director of Outer Limit Productions

The Spectator -  Trailer Soundtrack

Composer

 

Orchestral Trailer Soundtrack composed for Outer Limit Productions.  The Spectator is a mock trailer taking an ironic pass at overblown Hollywood storylines. The track features a full film score orchestra with strings, horns and epic percussion. 

© 2021 by Christian Aalby Svalesen

Photo by Martin Aalby Svalesen

http://aalbysvalesen.com