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Erik Mikael Karlsson to be featured in online slots?

A piece of news that might be interesting to Swedes in a variety of walks of life is bringing your favorite musician, Erik Mikael Karlsson, to the world of online slots. The news has not yet been confirmed but sources say, that one of the largest gaming operators in the world is considering using Erik Mikael Karlsson’s music in a new hit slot game.

To be completely clear, Erik Mikael Karlsson wasn’t approached yet and in the end, it’s still his call to make. But if the deal goes through, we could see an online slot game featuring Erik Mikael Karlsson by 2017.

Anyone who at least has seen how slots work , and in Sweden it’s probably 60% of population, will understand how important music is in slots. Most of them are very similar. They have 5 reels, 3 rows, Scatters, Wilds and a bunch of additional symbols. So, game developers work tirelessly to come up with exciting features like million-dollar jackpots, expanding Wilds to make slots more fun to play. And music is a large part of that. That’s why slots like recently introduced Gun’s and Roses or Jurassic Park that’s a bit older, become such huge hits among slots. Picking the right music for an online slot is just as important for that industry as winning the Oscar for the Best Movie Soundtrack is for movie makers.

Getting back to Erik Mikael Karlsson and his music, we can only speculate which pieces of music could qualify for online slot soundtracks as there is such a variety of them. Go directly to one of the casinos like Ladbrokes and you’d find hundreds of slots from superhero, to vampires and magic, from leprechauns and rainbows to slots featuring Odin and other powerful Nordic and Greek gods. Something like La Lune could even go for a chilling, horror-themed slot.

What would be your favorite piece by Erik Mikael Karlsson to be put on as soundtrack for online slot?

Erik Mikael Karlsson presented a concert of Swedish electroacoustic music at ZKM

Erik Mikael Karlsson presented a concert of Swedish electroacoustic music at ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) in Karlsruhe, Germany. The concert includeded pieces by Karlsson as well as compositions by Ragnar Grippe, Rolf Enström, Åke Parmerud and two world premieres by composers Anders Blomqvist and Jonas Broberg. In connection to this concert.

Erik Mikael Karlsson's new composition "One Dreamer; One Murder" was given its world premiere on a broadcast by WDR 3

Erik Mikael Karlsson's new composition "One Dreamer; One Murder" was given its world premiere on a broadcast by WDR 3. The piece is commissioned by Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne and was composed in Erik Mikael Karlsson Studio in Malmoe and mixed in the Sound Studio N in Cologne in January 2004 by Erik Mikael Karlsson and sound-engineer Nico Schütt. The composition includes voices by Erik Mikael Karlsson, Kornelia Bittmann and Chris Bishop and is a horrifying dense and distorted gothic sound-world.

"One Dreamer; One Murder" was given its world premiere on a broadcast by WDR 3

- Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Erik Mikael Karlsson has been invited as guest-lecturer at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at University of Washington in Seattle, USA

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For Spring 2004, Erik Mikael Karlsson will compose music to a sound-cube that will be shown in different art museums in Germany.

- include music by among others composers Charlie Morrow and Sten Hanson.

The Art Council of Sweden has commissioned a new piece for guitars and electronics by Erik Mikael Karlsson.

- Stefan Östersjö