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Guldbagge to Jan Sandström

Published: 24 January 2017

Jan Sandström, composer and professor at the School of Music at Luleå University of Technology, took home Guldbaggen for best original music at the annual Guldbaggegalan Monday evening.

- It feels surreal but nice, as I said in the speech of thanks; surreal but nice. I really did not expect this, says Jan Sandström in an interview with Duo Nöje.

A successful debut

Jan Sandström has been active as a teacher of composition at the Music Academy at Luleå University of Technology since the early 1980s and has previously written music for orchestra, choir, opera, dance and radio plays. After the director and screenwriter for the film Sophelikoptern, Jonas Selberg Augustsén, contacted him, he composed the soundtrack for the first time. A successful debut which ended up with a Guldbagge.

- I feel satisfied with the end result and Jonas and the crew thought the early sketches I played for them sounded just fine, so it was a nice - and very funny - trip I love to do again, says Jan Sandström.

In the acceptance speech he thanked his family, director Jonas Selberg Augustsén and the Norrland Opera Symphony Orchestra.

- It means a lot to both my friends and my students in Piteå. Many of them dream of writing film music, so when someone asks if I have done that, it will be fun to be able to say "yes, I have won a Guldbagge" (laughs). No, but this is absolutely amazing, says Jan Sandström to Duo Nöje.

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