NILS-PETTER ANKARBLOM

MUSIC MAKER

Nils-Petter is a versatile composer, songwriter, arranger and music producer working in film, theater,
television and the recording industry. Below you can enjoy music and videos that feature his work. Enjoy!

Original Music & Songs

 

Original music on Spotify

Complete playlist with original music and songs available on Spotify.

RICKARD SÖDERBERG – MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY

This Christmas album features two of Nils-Petter’s original songs; “What If Santa Is Gay?” (co-written with Anders Hallbäck and Carrie Gilchrist) and “Bethlehem” with lyrics by Nathan Tysen,

 

 

KRAMPUS – A Yuletide Tale

This holiday musical, under development, tells the story of Krampus, the beastlike antithesis to Saint Nicholas. Music by Nils-Petter, book and lyrics by Nils-Petter and Carrie Gilchrist.

 

 

RICKARD SÖDERBERG – TACK

In May 2015 Rickard Söderberg released this EP of three original songs written by Nils-Petter together with Anders Hallbäck and Rickard himself.

 

MAGNUS CARLSSON – HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Nils-Petter produced, arranged, conducted and wrote three new songs for this Christmas album.  

 

Leva På Gotland

TV-campaign

Directed by Kave Raufi.

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Smolan Road

This concert opener was commissioned for the annual Fireworks concert in Dalhalla, Sweden, august 2014. Inspired by the deep ties between Sweden and the American Midwest, this orchestral piece salutes the folk music traditions of both regions, which of course stems from the same source. First performed by Dalasinfoniettan, conducted by Jonas Nydesjö.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FÖRSVUNNEN (Gone)

Original motion picture soundtrack

Directed by Henrik JP Åkesson and Mattias Olsson.
Music performed by Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by Jonas Nydesjö.
Backa Hans Eriksson, solo contrabass. Nils-Petter Ankarblom, piano.

View movie “The creation of Försvunnen – The Music”


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ECLIPSE – Eclipse

The debut album from Scandinavian vocal trio Eclipse features romantic pop arias produced by Anders Bagge, Johan Kronlund and Christos Gontevas and orchestral arrangements by Nils-Petter Ankarblom. Nils-Petter co-wrote the song ”Back Again” with Anders Bagge, Oscar Merner and Sebastian Thott.

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SANDRA KASSMAN – NEVER GOT STARTED

Sandra Kassman performed this song by Nils-Petter in the national finals of Svensktoppen Nästa 2013, Swedish Radio’s competition for emerging artists and songwriters.

 

 

LET THERE BE BALLONS

An original musical

Nils-Petter co-wrote this musical as part of the Lovewell Theatre Project. The show was first produced at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale in 2011.

”I Won’t Need You”

Live concert performance by Peter Johansson. Published in the Lovewell Songbook Volume One (order from www.lovewell.org)

 

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS

Video Game

Released by Big Fish Games in 2012.

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Min stora dag

TV-campaign

Directed by Kave Raufi.

2010 Campaign

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2011 Campaign

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2012 Campaign

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Join in the song

Peter Johansson & Matilda Hansson

Christmas song written for Peter and Matilda’s Christmas tour 2011. Co-written with Peter Johansson and Carrie Gilchrist.

 

Ser Du Mina Händer

CajsaStina Åkerström

Lyrics by CajsaStina Åkerström. Piano performed by Steve Dobrogosz.

 

Rockstråk

New compositions for string orchestras co-written with brother Karl-Johan Ankarblom. Performed by Camerata Nordica.

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Four Real

Contemporary Country pop


“Now Is the Time” – EP
“Simone” – Single

Co-written by Mats Petersson and Elin Johansson. Lyrics by Anna Nilsson.

“Opportunity” – Single

Co-written by Oskar Lindwall.

 

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Orchestral & String Arrangements

STRING ARRANGEMENTS FOR VARIOUS ALBUMS

Complete playlist of released productions available on Spotify.

 

 

BIG CHART SONGS IN 2016

Nils-Petter arranged horns for some exciting songs, Michael Bublés “Today Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow”, Meghan Trainor’s “Mom” and Little Mix’s “You Gotta Not.” in co-operation with Mattias Bylund.

 

 

SWEDISH NATIONAL ANTHEM: DU GAMLA DU FRIA

Malmö Akademiska Kör & Orkester.

Conducted by Daniel Hansson.

“The video is the second of three musical films with the purpose of communicatingMalmö University’s core values: diversity, creativity and community involvement. And we obviously want to wish you all a wonderful Swedish national day with the help of Nils-Petter Ankarbloms beautiful arrangement of the Swedish national hymn.”

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HEMGLASS

Orchestral radio jingle and YouTube video

Hemglass sells ice cream from their trucks playing this classic melody that I arranged and orchestrated for their big national radio campaign. The campaign has since gone on to win several awards including Guldägget for “Best Radio Campaign” and Cannes Lions Silver.

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SCORE

Orchestral game music concerts

Scandinavia’s most succesful video game concert event features several orchestrations and arrangements by Nils-Petter. Produced by Magnus Johansson and Orvar Säfström.

”Monty on the run”

(from the suite ”Best of C64) performed by Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra, Umeå. Conducted by Charles Hazelwood.

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”Secret of Mana”

(from ”Seiken 2”) performed by Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Charles Hazelwood.

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Eclipse

Eclipse

All songs feature orchestral arrangements* by Nils-Petter, who also conducted the sessions with Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Scandinavian Session Orchesta. *”La Tua Melodia” and ”Romantica” arranged by Per Ekdahl.

 

 

 

GNOMES AND TROLLS

Sweden’s first CGI-movie

Orchestrated and conducted Anders Bagge and Oscar Merner’s original score. Released on DVD internationally.

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NUNZIO LA VECCHIA

Nils-Petter conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in string arrangements for this yet-to-be released album.

 

 

Music Productions

MUSIC PRODUCTIONS ON SPOTIFY

Complete playlist of released productions available on Spotify. 

 

LOVEWELL SONGBOOK VOLUME TWO

CD & Book

Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts conducts creative musical theatre workshops. This second Songbook album features songs from the past decade or so of Lovewell shows.

 

 

FRÖKEN ELVIS – ELVIS PÅ SVENSKA

This album features Elvis songs, in new Swedish translations in cool, acoustic but rocking arrangements featuring Camilla Fritzén.

 

MAGNUS CARLSSON – HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Nils-Petter produced, arranged, conducted and wrote three new songs for this Christmas album. Anders Berglund arranged four big band tunes recorded in the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

 

 

LOVEWELL SONGBOOK VOLUME ONE

CD & Book

Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts conducts creative musical theatre workshops. This album features songs from 20 years of workshops, all featured in the beautiful Lovewell Songbook Volume One which can be purchased here.

 

 

Stilla Natt

Cecilia Wennersten

Strings performed by Martin Stensson, Magnus Lanning and Backa Hans Eriksson. Vocals recorded by Mattias Bylund.


 

 

118 800

Jingle written by Oscar Merner. One of the longest running radio campaigns of all time in Sweden.

Ballad version:

Real Group version:

Frank Sinatra version:

Lady GaGa version:

 

THE WEIGHT OF WORDS

A musical to stop bullying

This 30-minute musical was written by a group of high school drama students at Nova High School, Davie, Florida in collaboration with Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts and has since been seen on tour by more than 25 000 students. It is now receiving numerous productions across the US.

 

 

 

THE REBELLION

A musical for agents of change

This musical wants to inspire young people to think globally and act locally. Written in collaboration between Lovewell Institute and a group of students of Pompano Beach High School, Florida, this show follows a group that call themselves The Rebellion and set out to change the world by starting at their own doorstep.

 

 

 

LAYERS OF LEO

A rock-bio-musical about Leonardo Da Vinci

Through the eyes of Mona Lisa this musical tells the story of the life and works of Leonardo Da Vinci. This show was written during the Lovewell Teen Workshop in Oskarshamn in 2011. It received its first US production in April 2013. 

 

 

 

Other Credits

TUCK EVERLASTING (Broadway)

Musical by Chris Miller (music), Nathan Tysen (lyrics), Claudia Shear (book). Directed by Casey Nicholaw.

Nils-Petter served as the Associate Musical Director/Conductor both on Broadway and at the Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA. He also plays keyboard on the Broadway cast recording. Listen here: Spotify.


BOUNDLESS: The Adventure of Making A Musical

A 58 minute documentary about the creative magic that happens in a Lovewell workshop

Nils-Petter co-produced and scored this film about a subject really close to his heart; the creativity, collaboration and power of our young artists at Lovewell Institute.

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PLAY IT BY HEART

Musical by David Spangler & Jerry Taylor. Book by Brian Yorkey.

Nils-Petter music directed this production, directed by Kevin Moore, at the Human Race Theater Company, Dayton, OH.

 

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

Musical by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine at Short North Stage, Columbus, OH

Nils-Petter music directed this production, directed by Sarna Lapine.

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KENNY STARFIGHTER

Feature film by Carl Åstrand och
Mats Lindberg

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nils-Petter in the recording of Clarence Öfwerman’s original score.

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CAJSASTINA ÅKERSTRÖM

“Visor från när och fjärran”
- Grammy nominated album

Piano and pump organ by Nils-Petter. Bass by Backa Hans Eriksson.

 

 

CAJSASTINA ÅKERSTRÖM

“Balladen från Eken”
- Live album

Piano by Nils-Petter. Bass by Backa Hans Eriksson.

 

 

LOVEWELL INSTITUTE FOR THE
CREATIVE ARTS

Creative musical theatre workshops

During a Lovewell project a new musical is conceived, created and performed. Nils-Petter serves as president of the Lovewell Sweden board of directors and is proud to be music directing several productions each year. Here is the ”Dreams and imagination”-video that showcases the worldwide community of young artists involved with Lovewell. www.lovewell.se | www.lovewell.org

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FILM+MUSIK=MAGI

Together with the phenomenal string orchestra Camerata Nordica (www.lansmusiken.se) Nils-Petter has developed this creative project for schools (ages 13-19) focusing on music for film. Over the course of the project students learn about digital music making as we score a short film together in the classroom. These films are then presented at the climatic concert where the orchestra premieres the new music, performed live to the rolling movie. We also perform treasures from film music history and invite singers to perform with the orchestra.

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