Biografía (Biografía sólo disponible en inglés) (Actualizado 2023-02-21)
Jon Ekstrand is a Stockholm based Swedish film composer and artist. Ekstrand began his career under the mentorship of acclaimed sound designer Owe Svensson, where he sharpened his skills at understanding the power of sound and its dramaturgic importance in helping a story realize its potential. In 1998, whilst attending Stockholm Film School, Ekstrand met Director Daniel Espinosa, in which the two formed a tight creative relationship which continues to this day.
Ekstrand and Espinosa have collaborated on 7 feature films, including the hit “Easy Money” Trilogy as well as Marvel film “Morbius” and Hollywood Studio Films “Child 44” and “Life”. Recent works include Amazon Studios drama thriller “All The Old Knives”, Lasse Hallströms “Hilma” a biopic on the life of Hilma af Klint, Milad Alamani´s psychological drama The Opponent. Currently Jon is scoring Espinosa´s drama thriller “Madame Luna”.
Jon has had a rich career within film, having worked the entire spectrum of the sound team, from boom operator, sound recordist, to sound designer and today as accoladed composer. Ekstrand is a self-confessed synthesizer addict, and generally starts building his scores around electro acoustic elements. His scores range in genre from more minimal arthouse ambient to epic thriller drama´s, where he has recorded with full orchestra´s at both Air Studio in London as well as Colombia Studio´s and Sony Studio´s in Los Angeles. To date Ekstrand has scored over 35 films and TV series and has been awarded The Danish Film Institutes Robert Award, for his score to the 2019 film Queen of Hearts, as well as a Cannes Series Award for his score to the 2020 TV series Top Dog.
Ekstrand is actively engaged in the current diversity dilemma within the film industry and is part of a composer’s mentorship program arranged through the Swedish collecting society STIM.