Mountains Will Move
December 4, 2022
Johannes Ringen Scores Norwegian Monster Movie TROLL – Soundtrack Released by Netflix
Deep in the Dovre mountain in Norway, something gigantic wakes up after a thousand years in captivity. The creature is the last remaining Troll King, which proceeds to destroy everything in its path and quickly approaches Oslo. TROLL is a Norwegian monster film directed and co-written by Roar Uthaug and starring Ine Marie Wilmann, Kim Falck, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Gard B. Eidsvold, Pål Richard Lunderby and Eric Vorenholt. The film was released on December 1st 2022 by Netflix. It received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances, score, cinematography, direction, and action sequences.
The score is composed by Johannes Ringen, a Norwegian-born, LA-based composer known for his work on THE BURNING SEA (2021), THE GIRL FROM OSLO (2021), PROJECT Z (2021), and THE QUAKE (2018); he’s also contributed music arrangements to the scores of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015) and FURIOUS 7 (2015), and additional music for DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD (2014). Upon relocating to Los Angeles Ringen worked as a freelance musician and composed music for TV shows and commercials before his career transitioned into film scoring. Ringen is a graduate from the Film Scoring Program at University of Southern California where he studied under Emmy Award winning and Oscar nominated composers such as Bruce Broughton, Christopher Young, and Garry Schyman. (story continues below trailer)
Watch the TROLL trailer:
Ringen’s score for TROLL is a large-scale symphonic work which corresponds to the gigantic Troll King’s invasion of Oslo; he also includes several pastiche’s of In The Hall of the Mountain King by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907). A digital soundtrack has been released by Netflix Music and is available at Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, and other sources.
Listen to a suite of Ringen’s music from TROLL, via YouTube: