Seeking to marry this musical knowledge with production techniques, Ed pursued a degree in Music Technology at the London College of Music, where he gained an interest in sound design and music composition for film and visual media.
That became the vision for his debut EP ‘The Journey Tapes’, released by Canadian label Moderna Records in 2016. This was followed by two more solo works on the same label, ‘Elusive Frames’ (2017) and 'Morning Hour' (2019).
Ed Carlsen’s music has now been acknowledged by media outlets such as BBC, Elle, Exclaim!, Magnetic Magazine and more. In the summer 2020, Ed’s song ‘Cage’ was featured on Netflix sci-fi drama series Warrior Nun, by Simon Barry.