Kåre Bjerkø - Harpa nominated 2020 for his score for Kjell-Åke Andersson and Lisa Farzaneh's Det som göms i snö
Kåre Bjerkø is one of Denmark’s most prominent film- and media composers. Driven by a fundamental desire to understand everything: all actions, functions, motives, and with a massive dramaturgical understanding, he has created the musical universe for a myriad of Danish and foreign films and television series, and for the theatrical concerts that he (together with theatre director Nikolaj Cederholm) have developed since 1994 – and continues to evolve on.
In 2009 he received a special-Bodil for the music for ' Det som ingen ved/What no one knows ', 'Frygtelig lykkelig/Terribly happy ' and 'Lille soldat/Little Soldier'. In 2014 he was the Harpa nominated for the music for Annette K. Olesen’s, 'Skytten/The Shooter'. Next to the assignments as a composer, Kåre Bjerkø has also taken a master in the experience economy from RUC.
It is extremely nice when someone appreciates my work. As a film composer, you often disappear into the role of a form of craftsman, so this nomination is clearly something I am proud of, "says Kåre Bjerkø.
Kåre Bjerkø has created simple music with strong emotions in several layers. From the very first moment, the music holds the viewer in suspense, momentum, curiosity and doubt.
‘Det som göms i snö/The truth will out’ is a Swedish crime series in 8 episodes. With no emphasis on arms or car hunting the emotional power is left as the core. Interpreting glances, stillness and thoughts weight higher than the actual outspoken words or actions.
This is supported simple and effective by Bjerkø's music moving in the tension between a Swedish hymn and dark organic bass drones. The music is consistently the right places in every scene, plays really well together with sound design, supports the narrative accurately and helps in character building. And never falls for the temptation to control our feelings.
A throughout real pleasure!
Danish Jury: film composer Niklas Schak, film editor Sofie Marie Kristensen and sounddesigner Peter Schultz