Henrik Åström is an award-winning composer born in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1980. During his childhood he travelled a great deal, accompanying his father who was an archaeologist on digs in strange parts of the world. Every summer, he sat in soil and dust, under Greece’s scorching sun, with a shovel in his hand – without quite knowing what he was looking for.
It was much later that he realized that all this had become a part of his heart. Three thousand year old jars had spoken to him. It was the first time he had seen the world with curious eyes. He had wanted to understand it, explore it, and to show others what he had found. But he had not chosen to follow in his father’s footsteps.
At age eight, he discovered the piano. Like an archaeological dig, he wanted to dive into its depths and look for sounds that could explain everything – even life itself. He began his musical search and studied at the Stockholm Music Conservatory and later at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Between 2002 and 2012 he ran the recording studio A-Stream Studio in Stockholm where he worked with grammy-winning artists such as Miss Li, Titiyo, and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols). Besides his work as a music producer, he wrote experimental theatre music for the acclaimed dancer and choreographer Frauke, Hirame Art Organization, the First Physical Theatre Company in South Africa, Los Angeles Movement Arts and Mandarin Orange Performing Arts (MOPA) in New York.
Åström is currently based in Los Angeles, and working as a composer for film and TV. He has written music for feature films, network TV shows and documentaries. In 2014 he composed the score for the Lifetime Network feature Child of Grace, which earned him a nomination for Best Music Score at the International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, Florida. In 2016 he won the Goldie Award for Best Original Music at the Vancouver Island Film Festival.
After an extensive search for a music composer for our feature film, we discovered Henrik, whose extraordinary talent is contributing immeasurably to our project.
Really great stuff–the mix of horror and spaghetti western vibe is a very compelling combination, hilarious and spot on. Really exceptional.
Can’t thank you enough for the wonderful work. Love your music and really love how it emboldens the emotion of the film. Rare collaboration I treasure. To more!