Magnus Jarlbo Sweden
Magnus Jarlbo has composed music for more than 40 films and TV series. Many of these have been widely acclaimed. Among these are, “A Soap” - directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen. It won both the debut prize and a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival 2006, and also received a Robert nomination for Best Film Music in 2006, “The Legacy” (Arvingerne) - the hit Danish TV series, which had its premiere in 2014, is screened all over the world. Johan Croneman wrote in his review in DN, Dagens Nyheter: “Magnus Jarlbo and Sebastian Öberg have created a beautiful soundtrack.” “Beyond” (Svinalängorna) - At the Venice International Film Festival 2010, it attracted a lot of attention and was awarded the International Critic's Week Award. Beyond was directed by Pernilla August. Magnus wrote the music in collaboration with Sebastian Öberg.
Among the documentary films is “Letters to a serial killar ” - by Manal Masri. It has been praised by both audiences and reviewers and in 2018 it was nominated for the Swedish Guldbagge in the best documentary class. “Magnus Jarlbo’s music always hits the right feeling ” wrote Annika Gustafsson in her review in Sydsvenska Dagbladet March 24, 2017. “Long Distance Love ” - by Magnus Gertten and Elin Jönsson, received many awards. Among them it was awarded best documentary at The Hamptons International Film Festival in New York in 2009, “Ballroom Dancer” - by Christian Bonke and Andreas Koefoed, which was named Best Nordic Documentary on Nordic Panorama Film Festival in 2012.
More work from Magnus includes the documentary ”Journey to Utopia” (Rejsen oil Utopia) (2020), directed by Erlend E. Mo. Magnus wrote the music in collaboration with Sebastian Öberg.“Skinless, tearing, incredibly fun and exciting at the same time” writes Jakob Steen Olsen in Berlingske. He has also composed music for feature films “Until we fall (Til vi falder)” (2018), directed by Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm, “Walk With Me” (De standhaftige) (2016), in collaboration with Sebastian Öberg, directed by Lisa Ohlin and “Circus Imago – One Chance in a Million” (2015), directed by Morgan Alling.
Magnus Jarlbo started his musical career as a musician in various rock and jazz bands. He also worked extensively with theater music, both as a composer and as a musician. Magnus got his education at Malmö Academy of Music 1997-2000, where he studied composition and arrangement.