Jacob Groth

Danish Film Composer

Wisting will launch in the US

December 2019

Wisting will launch on Sundance Now in the U.S. on December 18. Based on novels by Jørn Lier Horst, the 10-part series tells the story of Norwegian homicide detective William Wisting chasing an American serial killer. Moss plays an FBI agent. Cinenord Drama AS and Denmark’s Good Company Films made the drama, thought to be one of the biggest budget shows in Norway. It was originally commissioned by Nordic SVOD service Viaplay and broadcasters TV3 and Germany’s ARD.

Music composed by Jacob Groth.

New feature film by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen

September 2019

Jacob is preparing to start working on the new feature film by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen “Lille Sommerfugl” (Little Butterfly), which will premiere in 2020.

DNA - New TV series

August 2019

Jacob has created all music for the coming TV-series “DNA”, to be broadcasted at TV2 (Denmark) in the autumn. The series feature great Danish actors such as, Anders W. Berthelsen, Nicolas Bro, Louise Mieritz as well as British legendary Charlotte Rampling. The plot is based on real cases about errors in the DNA files with the Danish police, which leads to reinvestigations.

Script by Thorleif Hoppe and among others directed by Kasper Gaardsøe. Executive producer is TV series legend Sven Clausen. The series is a co-production with France.

WISTING VIGNETTE

April 2019

Enjoy the beautiful vignette for the TV series, with Jacobs music. WATCH

Wisting on Viaplay April 11th

April 2019

Empathetic, meticulous and relentless – the only thing to escape Larvik detective William Wisting in his hunt for Norway’s most notorious criminals is a happy family life. And when two mysterious deaths interrupt Wisting’s Christmas, it is the beginning of a showdown with the deadliest killer of them all. Premiere April 11th on Viaplay

Trailer here

WISTING

December 2018

Based on Norwegian author Jørn Lier Horst’s novels about police detective William Wisting, Wisting is described as a character-driven thriller series of Nordic noir with a strong, international appeal.

The books have sold over 1.2 million copies in Norway alone and been translated into 30 languages.

The ten 45-minute episodes follow the story of Wisting, who has lost his wife and raises his daughter alone while trying to bring down Norway’s most notorious criminals. Wisting is currently being filmed in and around Larvik-Stavern in the Vestfold region.

The author Jørn Lie Horst on the transformation from book to TV series:  https://www.deadgoodbooks.co.uk/wisting-tv-series/

All music is created by Jacob Groth, and recorded in his studio in Copenhagen, with his team Ole Bo and Søren Møller

"Livets Pris" award winner at Northern Character Film Festival in Murmansk

December 2018

The Swedish documentary “Livets Pris” won an award  at Northern Character Film Festival i Murmansk in Category “Culture”. The festival is a prestigious Film Festival for Documentary Films held for 11th time in the northern Russian city. Instructor Åsa Faringer and producer Ulf Hultberg recieved the honorable award. The music is created by Jacob Groth.

 

Picture of Åsa Faringer and Ulf Hultberg by Tamara Sushko

Midnight Texas second season

August 2018

The six-month wait for Midnight, Texas‘ Season 2 renewal felt interminable to fans, but it won’t take nearly as long for the supernatural drama to throw its residents into mortal danger once the show resumes this fall. Proving there really is no rest for the wicked, Manfred & Co. will be in serious trouble “pretty much 10 seconds in” to the Oct. 26 (US) season premiere. The crew is led by showrunners Nicole Snyder & Eric Charmelo and co-producer Stephen Welke. They are joined by cast members François Arnaud, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Jason Lewis, Arielle Kebbel, Peter Mensah and Dylan Bruce, all are working on what’s to come in the dusty, dark little town. Watch a little teaser with the crew https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=W57ID22evDs

 

Jacob is in Copenhagen composing and recording the Midnight Texas Score for season 2.

Music-Editors are Eric Wegener and Alex Levy

Assistents for Jacob are Ole Bo and Soeren Moeller.

Nominated for Camille Awards

August 2018

Jacob has been nominated for an European Film Composer Award, the Camille Award, for Best Score 2017, for his score for Modus (Second Season).

The Camille Awards are a set of awards given to composers of exceptional pieces of film and audio-visual music by their peer composers. The ceremony will take place October 20th 2018 in the frame of the International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF) in Pula (Croatia). It is organized jointly by the festival’s organizers and the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA). The Camille Awards honor composers of original music for audio-visual artworks in three categories (“Best Orchestral Score”, “Best Electro-acoustic Score” and “Best Original Music for a Series”). In the first phase, fourteen member-organizations representing composers of music for the audiovisual sector in twelve European countries have submitted outstanding works from their respective region.

 

http://composeralliance.org/cultural-activities/camille-awards/

Jacob Groth recording a new album

April 2018

Jacob is working on a new CD, titled “Music for your inner Movie”. Part 1 -Themes –

The music does NOT belong to any TV-series or Featurefilm, its simply music for your pleasure.

Jacob is recording in Copenhagen with his team of great musicians:

Jacob Groth – all string-instruments

Søren Møller – piano and keyboards

Ole Bo – marimba, vibraphone, percussion

plus additional mucians to be published later.

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