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Ludwig Goransson
Ludwig Göransson
Birth date: September 1, 1984
Occupation: Musician, Composer, Music producer
Also known for: "New Girl", "Happy Endings"
Work on Community
Title: Composer
Active on Community: 2009-2015

My goal on Community is to really support the dialog. At this point, I don’t even think about it anymore. It’s in my system.
— Ludwig Göransson


Ludwig Göransson is a Swedish composer born on September 1st in 1984. He started studying music at a young age having been introduced to it by his father who was a musician. He cites having heard the heavy metal sounds of Metallica as being the inspiration for him fully embracing his musical lessons. In high school he later began to explore other genres particularly Jazz and a little bit of Classical music. After finishing college he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career scoring music for films. He got a job as an assistant to a film composer where he worked for two years. Through the composer's connections Ludwig got his first gig as a composer himself on "Community". He is a member of the performance rights organization B.M.I for and names Kurt Rosenwinkle, the jazz guitarist, as one of his biggest influences. As of 2020, he has produced multiple Childish Gambino (Donald Glover as Troy Barnes) albums and created soundtracks for various blockbuster films such as Tenet,Black Panther, and Venom. In 2018, he received three Grammy nominations for his work on the Childish Gambino album "Awaken, My Love!" and song "Redbone." Later in 2019, his original score for the movie Black Panther nominated for both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, the former of which he won. In the same year, he also won three Grammy Awards; two for his work with Childish Gambino on "This is America" and "Feels Like Summer," and a third one for Black Panther .

Songs composed on Community[]

Göransson has composed most of the background music heard on the show and has also created full songs such as "Annie's song" and "If I Die Before You". Below are a few samples of his work on the show:

Community Medley - background tracks
Greendale Is Where I Belong
Running Though Raining
Episode 119 Medley - "Modern Warfare"

More of his Community music can be found on Ludwigs Youtube channel found here.

External links[]

  1. 10 Questions with Ludwig Göransson
  2. Video interview with Ludwig
  3. Ludovin