Johan Testad HARPA Nominated for his score for Peter Grönlunds Goliat
The music for Goliat is harmonious to the realm in which the film takes place. Through its sound, instrumentation and genre affiliation, it sets the tone to support the drama.
Johan Testad is a composer and musician, born in Solna, Stockholm but living in the
small village Tibble in Dalarna in the middle of Sweden. Johan grew up with a lot of
different music in his home. His mother plays the piano, church organ and the balalaika
among other instruments. His father, a big fan of blues and rock music, played the
guitar. Also his two sisters grew up to be musicians.
Johan has, since he was a teen, played in a lot of bands in the genres blues, rock and
folk music. In 2003 he met Daniel Wallentin (Director) and started to work with all his
movies as he went to Dramatiska Institutet. Since then he has worked with film music
almost every year. He has also been working as a songwriter for Air Chrysalis and BMG.
In 2012 he started the band TIBBLE TRANSSIBIRISKA. A balkan and gypsy band that
now has released three albums and toured all over Europe and also China.