Composer for film, tv and games


  • Album release “The Space between us”

    My solo album ,The Space Between Us, is out!

    Today I release 4 piano songs as a tribute to my beloved mom Eivor.

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  • DICE™ at the OPERA – celebrating 30 years of gaming music

    Performed by The Royal Swedish Orchestra at The Royal Swedish Opera!

    MUSIC: Mikael Karlsson, Magnus Birgersson, Johan Skugge, Jukka Rintamäki, Rami Yacoub, Gordy Haab, Johan Söderqvist, Patrik Andrén, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sam Slater

    CONDUCTOR: Christian Schumann

    VIDEO: Andreas Nilsson

    Read more about the event here!

  • Composing for Video Games: The Creative Process – European Film Music Day 2021

    This panel discussion is organised in the frame of the European Film Music Day (EFMD) event. The EFMD is organised by the European Composer & Songwriter Alliance with the support of the Creative Europe Programme.

    The discussion features composers: Nainita Desai (UK), Bobby Tahouri (US), Joris de Man (The Netherlands) and Patrik Andrén (Sweden). The conversation is moderated by Yati Durant (UK).

    The panellists give the viewers insight into scoring gaming soundtracks and the challenges and opportunities that come in the video games realm. They also discuss how music in video gaming has come a long way and will elaborate on their music creating process and the differences between scoring for film/TV and video games.


    ECSA European Composer and Songwriter Alliance

  • RECORDING THE BATTLEFIELD 5 – Live at Abbey Road Studios

    This is the making of the Battlefield 5 Soundtrack! EA invited me to Abbey Road Studios in London back in June 2018, a month after reveal, to witness many of the parts being recorded that would eventually become the Battlefield 5 soundtrack and some of what I recorded is absolutely astounding! 😀

    Westie @ Youtube

  • Developing the Zebra Nordsund sounds for The Unfinished

    I chatted with Uno Helmersson and Patrik Andren, who I worked with to create the sounds in Zebra Nordsund. They are the composers, along with Johan Soderqvist, for the TV series The Bridge, and we talked about how they go about writing for such an intense, long-running series.

    And they also give some insight and advice on writing music and working in television.

    Hello guys. How does it feel that The Bridge is coming to an end?
    Uno: A relief, together with a slight feeling of emptiness. But mostly pride over our collaborative work with the music for all four seasons.
    Patrik: We first started working on the music for the season one in 2010 and it has been a fantastic journey to watch it grow. So of course it is a bit sad. At the same time I am very proud of the outcome.

    How has working on The Bridge evolved between series one and four? And how has the music evolved? [read more…]