Yair Elazar Glotman trained in both classical music as an orchestral contrabass player and in electroacoustic composition. His current practice is informed by both traditions, and employs a range of improvisation, extended contrabass techniques, and a special interest in textural and spatial compositions and combining analogue and digital processing.
In recent years, Glotman’s focus has been in composition for film and media, alongside regularly releasing and performing his own music. His work for film has included working closely with the influential, late composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, most notably writing additional music for Mandy (2018) and co-composing Last and First Men (2020). Glotman worked closely with Hildur Guðnadóttir on the Oscar-winning film Joker and scored the 2021 A24 production False Positive together with cellist Lucy Railton. In addition, he has worked with composers Ben Frost, Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury, Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka, and others.
In addition to film and TV, he has composed for dance performances and Opera, most notably designing the Soundtrack for the Royal Opera House in London’s production Mamzer (2018) by Na’ama Zisser.