After the critically acclaimed season 1 of the series by BAFTA-winning creator Adam Price – starring Lars Mikkelsen (Sherlock, House of Cards) – work has begun on season 2. Together with long time partner Fridolin Nordsø, Kristian Leth is composing and writing all the music for the award-winning series.
See the trailer for season 1 here:
The radio/podcast series ‘Kristian Leth and The Outsider’ (‘Kristian Leth og Outsideren’) made for DR P2 by Leth, focusing on pianist Glenn Gould won the Prix Italia for best Music Documentary in 2017.
The series is a sweeping and adventurous exploration of the genius of Gould and his work on Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The jury called the program “a luxury product – a radiophonic pearl. It is ambitious, well researched and captivating. It sounds difficult, but that’s Leth.”
Denmark’s two biggest National TV networks – DR1 and TV2 – aired two big TV series during the fall of 2017. ”Ride Upon The Storm’ (‘Herrens veje’) and ‘Rita’ (a Netflix Co-production). Kristian Leth and long-time partner Fridolin Nordsø wrote and produced all music and scored both.
‘Ride Upon The Storm’ was written and produced by BAFTA-winning Adam Price (‘Borgen’) and received great reviews. The music was hailed in Danish press. It will be released in the rest of the world in 2018. Meanwhile, the original songs written for ‘Rita’ were released on an EP due to popular demand.
In an article on the original songs written for both series you can hear the title songs as well as many of the different pieces. The title song for ‘Ride Upon The Storm’ is sung by Claus Hempler. Other songs feature artists like Indians and SaveUs.
Kristian Leth’s debut novel Mithos will be out in Danish on Lindhardt & Ringhof in May 2017. It is available for pre-order now.
Set in an alternate world, Mithos is a fantasy book about the end of the world, a quest into the unknown – and the battle inside all of us us between magic and science.
Cover and art by Emil Landgreen
Kristian Leth moderated a conversation with musical pioneer and thinker Brian Eno and groundbreaking architect Bjarke Ingels on innovation, the future of humanity and hope.
It took place at the Heartland Festival in Denmark during the summer of 2016.
Kristian will be traveling to Denmark in late October to perform with band at the Danish National Radio Concert Hall in Copenhagen and Atlas in Århus. The music will be from his two solo albums.
He is also giving a presentation at the Danish Ethnographers’ Associations yearly Galla.
This is a video from a concert in May 2016.
The writers and producers behind BAFTA winner ‘Borgen’ – the massively successful TV series from Danish National Broadcasting, currently being remade by HBO – have begun production on a new series. Its’ Danish title is ‘Herrens Veje’ and it is an epic grand family drama centered around a family of priests.
Kristian Leth will compose the music and the entire soundtrack for all 20 episodes with his long time collaborator Fridolin Nordsø.