MUSICIAN & COMPOSER
"I'm extremely thrilled with how the music came out for our film, The Barber. It was unique, and really embodied the overall visual style of the film. It was also a pleasure working with Ronald. I spent quite a few hours working collaboratively with him in his studio and he's extremely receptive to feedback and easy to work with creatively. I hope this won't be the last project we work on together."
"I was super happy that Ronald ended up doing the music for Tiny Souls. He is so passionate and patient and he understood exactly what the story needed. The music he created added a very sensitive layer that created an important space for the audience to think, feel and reflect."
"Ronald has a great ability to transform ideas into sounds. He works passionately, from early drafts to finished product. His process is focused and the result is on point. Looking forward to working together again in the future."
The soundtrack for "Jävla pappa" is now on all streaming platforms. Here is a small clip from the gig before the screening of the film at Babel in Malmö.
The documentary "Jävla Pappa" by Niklas Gyberg Ivarsson is premiering at Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm 8th of March. I made the music for the trailer and the film.
Two weeks ago I premiered a live set consisting of music for classical guitar, violin and double bass. So much fun to share something live as I normally spend almost all my time in the studio. Now I am back in the "cave" again though working on music for four(!) films at the same time.
Short jam that was my entry for (and later featured on) True Cuckoo's Jamuary Challenge: "Recording in an unlikely place" (hence the glockenspiel in the bathroom). Just having a good time in the studio.
Together with the lovely bunch you see to the right I was invited to be a part of a panel at Panora Cinema, Malmö. We talked about the role of music and sound in film. Really nice to be able to share my experiences but above all meet and hear different perspectives from colleagues working with film, sound design and music.
In the beginning of the year I was super happy to find out that I got a working grant from The Swedish Art Grants Committee. This allows me to work on some musical side projects apart from music for film. In September I released an independent single on Spotify (see video beside). I'm also working on some different live performance setups and I did my first electronic gig a couple of weeks ago. At the moment I am working on the music for the forth documentary this year. You can find some excerpts from this years work in the media section.
Filmcentrum Syd visited the studio a while ago and we had a talk about film music composing, collaborations and the industry.
I enjoyed making the music for the opening scene of "Yasmine" - a short documentary about Yasmine who all of a sudden sees herself becoming an asylum seeker.
A while ago I did the music for a commercial/information film about public art in Montreal. I wanted the music to be playful and have a feeling of moving forward. It was a challenge since there was so much "talking heads" but in the end I really enjoyed making the voices, visuals and the music becoming like "a dance" together.
I been working on the music for a trilogy documentary about daylight. The first part of this trilogy is now complete. (Two separate parts put together in the excerpt).
Check out the second teaser for the new EP by Sleepless Mountain.
New EP with my side project Sleepless Mountain. "Point Nemo" will be available from June 10th on all major platforms.
No one remains unaffected by the things going on in the world right now. We have to do our best to stay positive and creative during these times of global crisis. I made a "quarantine video" of me playing a duet with myself.
I ended up on the cover of "hallå Malmö". The article is about how I ended up making music for films and how my background, as member of punk bands and then studying classical music, has been useful in the creative process in making music for films.
I had a nice experience going on the news to talk about my music for films. Web version in Swedish here:
I recently had the honour of being invited to the local premiere of Tiny Souls in Amman, Jordan.
It was a beautiful outdoor screening. I love working in the studio but being invited to screenings and meeting fantastic people from all over the world is a real blessing and something different from working in the studio.
Recently I made the music for an awesome short film called "The Barber" by Kinana Films and Eyeing the World. The trailer was released today. Check it out!
I have created the music for a beautiful and important documentary by the Jordanian filmmaker Dina Naser. It will premiere at CPH:DOX 28/3. You can get tickets and read more about the film at: https://cphdox.dk/en/programme/film/?id=950
I am currently working on a short film. I can't say too much about it yet but the makers of it have really managed to get so much story and depth in to this little film it's amazing. I will post something as soon as it goes official.
I have released the two first singels (more to come) with my little side project fågelmamman.
fågelmamman is about having fun, creating something different to what I normally do and collaborating with other musicians. You will find them on most streaming services like Spotify:
A while ago me and my colleague Adam Hansen-Chambers created the music for a movie about the project Störd och Stolt. It can now be streamed in it's entirety on YouTube. Half an hour of feel good (in Swedish and without subtitles though).