Daniel Herskedal (winner of Best Original Score and Music Supervision, Ambies 2022 and winner of the Spellemann prize in composition, 2021) is a musician and composer of extraordinary ability who is pushing the boundaries of his instrument to the limit. His music ebbs and flows with utter grace and poise, perfectly fusing the spirit of jazz with the compositional craft of classical music. The cinematic scope of his music is obvious in the way he conjures landscapes in his compositions (as is evident in his elemental series of albums Slow Eastbound Train, The Roc, Voyage, Call for Winter and Harbour) and has led to his work on soundtracks, alongside his latest album ‘Out of the Fog’ featuring singer and songwriter Emilie Nicolas, which is out in October 2022.
In 2019, Herskedal debuted as a film music composer with music for 'The Last Black Man In San Fransisco', produced by Brad Pitt. In 2020, he composed music for Coca Cola's worldwide commercial “Open Like Never Before”. In 2021, he received the Spellemann prize in the composer class for the solo album 'Call For Winter'.