Danish Film Composer

HARPA Nordic Film Composer Award 2012 Nomination

May 17, 2012 Film, News

DFMC (Danish Film & Media Composers) has announced Nicklas Schmidt as Denmark’s nominee for the HARPA Nordic Film Composer Award 2012 for the score for “the Great Bear”. The prize will be awarded in Reykjavik, Iceland in October in connection with the Reykjavik Film Festival. The Nordic Film Composer Award was initiated in 2008 and is now an annual happening with 5 nominees, one from each of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway & Sweden. It is awarded in cooperationRead More

Ronal the Barbarian Scoring Sessions Video

April 18, 2012 Video

Videos with footage from the Smecky Studio and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra shot in July 2011 during the recording of the soundtrack for “Ronal the Barbarian”.

Work List

April 17, 2012 Uncategorized

List of Works by Nicklas Schmidt – listed by genre   ORCHESTRA Out of the Blue Air – three orchestral miniatures 2.2.2.2./2.1.0.0./timp./str.   1997    6′ Rhapsody for String Orchestra & Percussion timp./3 perc./str.   2001   10′ Symphony no. 1 3.3.3.3.(1cbn)/4.3.3.1./3 perc./harp/str.   2003   15′ Solitude Variations 2.2.2.0./solo tp./timp./pno./str.   2004   15′ Übergang – Untergang – Concerto for Piano & Orchestra 2.2.2.2./4.2.3.1./3 perc./harp/solo pno./str.   2006   9′ Branden på Koldinghus Male Choir (TTBB)/Str.   2008   13′ Cubulus 1.1.1.1./1.1.1./2 perc./Harp/Piano/Str.   2009   10′ Concertino
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Bjarke Mogensen & Prinsens Musikkorps

April 10, 2012 Concert, Featured, News

The young rising accordeon star Bjarke Mogensen has commissioned a new work to be premiered 1st June 2012 where Mogensen features as soloist with the Prinsens Musikkorps Brass Ensemble. The new “Concertino” for accordeon and brass is one of a few of its kind written for this rare constellation of instruments. The ensemble will be lead by conductor Jesper Juul. The premiere concert details: 1st June 19:30 Viborg Musiksal – Denmark Tickets: 150 DKK

“Nowhere Now Here”

March 25, 2012 Concert, Featured, News

Choir Music Premiere in May Concerts The International award winning Hymnia Chamber Choir will perform in two concerts entirely dedicated to choral music by Nicklas Schmidt. The concerts will take place at the Enghave Church in Copenhagen May 13th and at Vor Frue Kirke in Aarhus on the 20th of May. Both concerts will be conducted by Flemming Windekilde. 4 choral works including one world premiere will feature at the concerts: En stille bøn (A Silent prayer) – 2001 GloriaRead More

Paint Splash for Nintendo Wii

September 5, 2011 Featured, News

I developed the music and sound effects for this new official Nintendo Wii-ware release by KnapNok Games. Paint Splash turns your TV into an interactive canvas where kids of all ages can enjoy painting using the Wii Remote. Up to four people can paint at the same time so the entire family can participate in creating fantastic paintings using just your Wii Remotes. Available September 8th in the US online nintendo game store. EU release to follow shortly. Check outRead More

Interview in “Klassisk” on scoring Ronal

August 30, 2011 Featured, News

  “Roaring Orchestral Scores” – In the 2011 September edition of the Danish Magazine “Klassisk” Christine Christiansen interviews me about the process of creating the score for the new 3D animation feature “Ronal the Barbarian”. Read the full article in PDF (in Danish)

Trailer for Ronal the Barbarian

July 27, 2011 Featured, News

My biggest film score so far is nearing completion. After a great recording session with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in July, only some mixing is left now before the Danish theatrical premiere in 3D on September 29th 2011. Catch a glimpse of the Epic adventure – the 2nd theatrical trailer is now available:

Film clips from the Great Bear

February 11, 2011 Video

Title sequence The hunter tells Jonathan about the bear Official Trailer

The Great Bear

September 23, 2010 News

With a score recorded by the National Danish Symphony Orchestra, “The Great Bear” opened in Danish cinemas February 2011. The 3D-animated feature film is director Esben Toft Jacobsen’s debut. The Great Bear was in competition in the Generation programme at the Berlin Film Festival. The film has a 40 minute orchestral score recorded in the new DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen.