Lasse Elkjaer is a Los Angeles-based Danish composer, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist, who was shortlisted for a Robert Award nomination by the Danish Film Academy, for his orchestral score for the first Danish Halloween feature film, "The Seekers: Thrill Night (Forsvundet til Halloween)" (2021). The feature is the first Danish feature to be available for streaming at Disney+. Elkjaer is an eclectic composer who finds inspiration in composers such as Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morriocone, and also in analog noise, prog-rock and contemporary modern classical music. With a personal interest in music education, Lasse frequently coaches emerging composers and musicians, and has held several international workshops in film scoring.
"Forsvundet til Halloween is a robust and totally enjoyable soundtrack that gives nods in the direction of the likes of John Wiliams, Dave Grusin, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, and John Debney and one that you should take a listen to." - MOVIE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL. (MMI).
"The score possesses a pleasing orchestral sound that avoids dark nuances in favour of a light, family-friendly musical atmosphere. The composer's "Main Theme" is quite appealing and serves as the primary motif for the score. It's a fun score throughout, nicely conceived and crafted by the composer." - BUYSOUNDTRAX.COM
"Forrygende symfonisk horrorscore til dansk familiegyser!" - PLANETPULP.DK
The feature is availble for streaming on Disney+
"Sticks has an extremely exciting soundtrack, where both sound and music carry the horror to the point of excellence." Filmkraft 2018 (DK)
Janurary 27, 2023
Spotify release of the EP from my experimental project THE DARK TAPES.
December 16, 2022
My score for Forsvundet til Halloween (The Seekers: Thrill Night) was shortlisted for The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) Davis Raksin Award for Emerging Talents.