Harpa Award 2020 Nominees – Anders Niska & Klas Wahl – Sweden

SoundTrackFest, in collaboration with Nordic Film Music Days, brings you a series of exclusive articles with videos of the nominees for the HARPA Award 2020.

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The third video is about the Swedish composers Anders Niska & Klas Wahl, nominated for their soundtrack for ‘Balloons over Babylon’ by Folke Rydén.



​As an artist or composer you struggle all the time composing and creating. Sometimes everything flows and at other times you are just stuck. When I got the news about this nomination I was working very hard but I came nowhere. All of a sudden everything changed! It means a lot to us and it shows that we are doing something right!


It’s the relationship with people like Folke Rydén and other creative filmmakers that makes it fun. When you bring something to the table or try to push things from your comfort zone, you need trust. I think we got that in Balloons Over Babylon. So to get nominated is just so much more than the music for us.

Anders Niska and Klas Wahl.”


Comment from ​​Folke Rydén, director and producer of ‘Balloons over Babylon’:

​​Anders and Klas are great to work with because they are not only professional composers but also two very empathetic and compassionate individuals. Their feelings for the story and the main character hugely enhanced the score. The music in the film plays a vital part of making Balloons over Babylon such an extraordinary feel-good documentary.


Watch the full video here:

Nominee-film: Interview, camera & edit by Tine Louise Kortermand


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