Henrik Lörstad SWEDEN
Henrik Lörstad acquired a classical music education from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in the nineties, but had his musical awakening with punk in the seventies, and loves to mix these worlds. He was born 1964 in Lund, raised in Italy and is currently based in Stockholm.
His recent projects include mainly animated films for children. The films that have reached the largest crowd are undoubtedly the Swedish household bear, Bamse, all with full symphony orchestra scores. The "Bamse" films have all been huge box office successes despite corona and have drawn sensational amounts of visitors to the movies. The music to the movie Bamse and the witch´s daughter, was performed live with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra playing to the film, and a potpourri from the first Bamsefilm was performed in Berwaldhallen in Stockholm.
Currently Henrik is working on the fifth featurefilm with Bamse, as well as another Swedish children’s icon, Mamma mu. The first Mamma mu movie has just opened on the cinemas and a sequel will be released late next year.
Directors working with Henrik describe his style as melodious with powerful and poignant tunes and a vein of melancholia. It works well for children’s films, but also for drama and thrillers with stories containing supernatural elements. For instance, the Swedish Christmas Calendar, The Greveholm Castle Mystery (2012), and thriller Mannen under trappan (2009).
Henrik has also composed music for a large number of stage plays during the years, working mostly with experimental groups such as Darling Desperados and Teater Tribunalen, but also within institutions such as Dramaten and Uppsala Stadsteater.