Music, creativity and composing has always been a part of my life. I love adapting to new genres and styles, as that provides challenge and puts my creativity and musicality to the test. I enjoy playing around with different instruments, trying to find a unique sound that fits the desired image of the production. Voice is an important instrument to me: I compose everything between pieces for advanced choirs to melodies for community singing at Live-Action Roleplaying events (LARPs).
Among my diverse skills are also project management, intercultural communication, writing, and a bit of coding. I try my way with C# and HTML, but my best coding skills are still in the old and very specific NWScript (a script for the game Neverwinter Night 1 only). I'm a singer and love investigating my voice as a voice actor aswell.
Before taking the step into composing as a profession, I worked as a speech-language therapist with a degree from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. I have mainly worked in preschool and elementary school, helping young people with speech and language impairments.
I grew up in Saltsjöbaden, just outside Stockholm, Sweden, as the first child to two musicians. Their repertoire focused on traditional songs from all over the world, and also songs that were popular in Sweden around the year 1900. From 4th grade I went to schools specializing in choir singing, Nacka musikklasser and Stockholms musikgymnasium, and since then I've always been singing in at least one choir, for example Sofia vokalensemble, Stockholm, the North Park University Concert Choir, Chicago, and Wermlandsensemblen, Karlstad. For two opera productions at Wermland Opera, Karlstad, I was hired as an acting choir singer.
Music composition has been part of what I am since forever. The first recorded melodies are from when I'm around 5 years old. In 6th grade I wrote a piano suite and a music theater and the first more elaborate choir piece was written in 9th grade. During the two decades since then I've written music in almost every style there is, with a focus on music inspired by classical and traditional music. My latest educational accomplishment is a degree in game development from University of Skövde, Sweden, where I studied composing, music production and audio implementation for digital games.
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