Love people and use things, because the opposite never works” — Joshua Fields Millburn
Eli Slavkin is an internationally influenced music composer and documentarian. He has a deep love for music and cultures from around the world. Growing up in Los Angeles, CA, and later moving to Boston, MA to attend the world-renowned Berklee College of Music to earn his BM in Film Scoring, Eli always knew something wasn’t right in his life. When he first studied abroad at Berklee Valencia in spring 2017, he discovered that Spain was where he belonged and needed to be.
From 17-23-years-old, Eli never spent more than one consecutive year living in the same city. Throughout these years, especially when he was in the US, where Eli frequently felt out of place and even depressed, he kept his laser-precise focus on establishing his life in Spain. Eli’s lived in (and often bounced between) Los Angeles, Boston, Valencia, Madrid, and Castellón de la Plana. He has accumulated a vast wealth of experiences as a traveler, musician, educator, friend, professional, and above all, as a human. Whether spending a summer traveling to 20 cities in Europe solo or another summer living in Madrid as a music editor for several European films and Netflix series, Eli has always carried with him the knowledge that Spain is home.
Now, Eli is on the precipice of breaking what will become a seven-year streak of relocating. In 2022, shortly after turning 24, he will have lived in Valencia, Spain for over a year. He is now building his home base/launching pad for the next chapter of his life there. Currently, Eli is working part-time as an English and culture assistant. He is also producing relaxing music albums for the US-based label with which he is signed and working on other film projects.
After his goal of obtaining Spanish residency and, eventually, citizenship is met, Eli’s mission is to celebrate and share diverse cultures. He wants to do this by producing and scoring a series of documentaries to authentically highlight cultures that are unfamiliar to a western audience. Eli’s keen ability to deeply empathize with people from around the globe makes his approach to composition and filmmaking truly unique and incredibly personal.
To learn more about Eli and his career as a composer and filmmaker, visit his website.