Ezra Axelrod is a Colombia and London-based music composer for film, dance and theatre.
He specialises in film scoring, contemporary electronic and acoustic production, string arrangement, and songwriting. Ezra releases instrumental music on the record label Land Recordings under the monicker Solhund. He is currently scoring the feature film Pepe Cáceres, directed by Sebastián Eslava and Camilo Molano Parra.
Ezra works with a variety of artists in Colombia, the UK, and Mexico on an an initiative called IMPROV THEORY, a collaborative improvisation practice that seeks to build bonds between artists from diverse geographical regions, with varying levels of access to production resources. Through a process of digital and in-person communication, artists enter a space of spontaneous expression, with a focus on instinct, trust, risk-taking, personal and collective storytelling, and using the body as the creative impetus across disciplines.
Recent projects include music for Saila Huusko's documentary Arctic Books, aired on Al Jazeera English and for the short HéCTOR, premiered at the D'A Festival in Barcelona. He has a creative partnership with Japanese choreographer Yukiko Masui, producing original music for contemporary dance performances in the UK and Sweden. He also works with Colombia-based choreographers Juan David Viveros, Carolina Salinas, Eduard Mar and Eduardo Cifuentes. His work has been featured in shorts for Massimo Dutti and TimeOut, ads for DirrtyWork, MAM Originals, ING Bank, the Turkish Ministry of Youth, and content for the BBC. Theatre projects include music and sound design for Gliwice Hamlet at the V&A Museum, as well as for Makalla McPherson's debut play When The Lights Go Out at the Ovalhouse Theatre in London.
He received his Masters in Composition for Screen from the Royal College of Music and his BA in Music from Middlebury College.
Originally from a small town in Eastern Oregon, Ezra's music draws from the many environments he loves: from the wide-open landscapes of his childhood to the crossroads of musical traditions in Colombia and London.