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"Bliss-inducing original music by violinist/vocalist/composer Lili Haydn ...My response was the reviewer’s equivalent of a spiritual visitation." - L.A. Times

"Production values are tops, especially Lili Haydn's score, which crescendoes when it should and occasionally rings triumphant." - Variety Magazine review for ANITA

"Lili Haydn treated us to one of the most astonishing, deep and soulful music performances in recent memory."  -  KCET

 

Lili Haydn has released five critically acclaimed major label recordings as a solo artist, and appeared on numerous TV shows, including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the HBO hit Californication.  Also known for her legendary collaborations; she has played with, sung with, and opened for everyone from Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and George Clinton's  P-Funk All Stars to name a few. 

GRAMMY winner Lili Haydn has released six critically acclaimed major label recordings as an artist, and appeared on numerous TV shows, including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the HBO hit Californication.  Also known for her legendary collaborations; she has played with, sung with, and opened for everyone from Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and George Clinton's  P-Funk All Stars to name a few. 

In addition to Lili's extensive recording and touring career, Lili’s music has been licensed for TV, film, and commercials, and she is the featured voice and violin on several films with Hans Zimmer, Marco Beltrami, and other illustrious composers.  

It was after a friend asked her to score what became the award winning documentary The Horse Boy in 2009, that Lili embarked on a career as a film composer, with 15 feature films/documentaries to her credit, additional music credits on several films, and a Film Composing Fellowship to the Sundance Film Institute.  Her film’s have been festival favorites, with credits that include Somewhere Between (2012) The Sublime and Beautiful (2015), The House That Jack Built (2015), Broken Kingdom (2016), ANITA by Academy Award winner Freida Lee Mock (2014), Netflix’s hit Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018) with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and Sundance Selects’ release of DriverX starring Better Call Saul’s Patrick Fabian (2018).  Lili contributed additional composition on Amazon’s hit series Transparent, won Best Music at the Milan International Film Festival, and and is looking forward to the 2020 release of Oscar winner Freida Lee Mock’s forthcoming documentary RUTH: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words.   

A humanitarian and activist, Lili also performs regularly for various human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Global Security Institute (for whom she performed a concert at the UN).  Above all, Lili believes that music has the power to uplift and heal…important now more than ever. 

 

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Lili Haydn Filmography

  

 

RUTH: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words

Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

 2019

2018

 Composer

Composer

 

Driver X

2018

Composer & Songs 

 

Transparent - Season 3

2016

Additional Composer 

 

TANYA

2016

Composer

 

Red Sands

2016

Composer

 

Transparent - Season 2

2015

Additional Composer 

 

Manson Girls

2015

Additional Composer 

 

#Stuck

2015

Song / Additional Composer 

 

The House That Jack Built

2015

Main Themes & Co-Composer 

 

Dying To Know

2015

Additional Composer

 

Somewhere Between

2014

Composer

 

The Sublime And Beautiful

2014

Theme Song & Composer 

 

ANITA

2013 

Theme Song and Composer

 

American Drug War 2

2012 

Co-Composer

 

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

2012

Co-Composer

 

Broken Kingdom

2012

Co-Composer

 

The Lightmaker

2010

 Additional Composer

 

The Horse Boy

2009

Theme Song and Co-Composer

 

Jacklight

1999

Co-Composer

 

  

Here’s what directors have to say about Lili Haydn:

"Absolutely a dream to work with.  Her score on The House That Jack Built took the film to a whole other level.  I never want to work with another composer again.  Lili spoils you with her musical gifts, artistry and passion.  Once she's on board, you won't find a more skillful and accessible partner on the film.  Without a doubt you should hire Lili Haydn to compose your score."  -  Henry Barrial (Director, The House That Jack Built)

"After two minutes of listening to Lili's music we knew she was perfect to score the music for ANITA. She powerfully and elegantly captured the soul of Anita and her journey home." - Freida Lee Mock (Academy Award Winning Director, ANITA)

"Production values are tops, especially Lili Haydn’s score, which crescendoes when it should and occasionally rings triumphant."  -  Variety Magazine review of ANITA

"Your music is such a huge talking point about the film!!! It's truly the gem of the story. You composed it so perfectly for the narrative. I can't wait to work with you again!"  - Monica Raymund (Director, Tanya)

 

Performance at the Skirball

September 7 - Performance at the Skirball for KPFK's 60th Anniversary. Playing alongside Don Was, Stanley Clarke, the Haden Triplets and more

Recording Opium Moon New Album!

August 2019 - Recording the new Opium Moon album

Performance to support UNICEF

May 3 - Performance at the Angola Jazz Festival in support of UNICEF

Performance at Mimosa Music Supervisor Showcase

April 7 - Performance at Mimosa Music Supervisor Showcase @TheFederal

Performance at Largo at the Coronet

April 4 - Performance at Largo at the Coronet

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Original Scores For Film & television

Lili's Favorites - Selected Works

ANITA - Original Score

"After two minutes of listening to Lili's music we knew she was perfect to score the music for ANITA. She powerfully and elegantly captured the soul of Anita and her journey home." - Freida Lee Mock (Academy Award Winning Director, ANITA)

"Production values are tops, especially Lili Haydn’s score, which crescendoes when it should and occasionally rings triumphant."  -  Variety Magazine review of ANITA

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT - Original Score

"Absolutely a dream to work with.  Her score on The House That Jack Built took the film to a whole other level.  I never want to work with another composer again.  Lili spoils you with her musical gifts, artistry and passion.  Once she's on board, you won't find a more skillful and accessible partner on the film.  Without a doubt you should hire Lili Haydn to compose your score."  -  Henry Barrial (Director, The House That Jack Built)

DRIVER X - Original Score

TANYA - Original Score

"Your music is such a huge talking point about the film!!! It's truly the gem of the story. You composed it so perfectly for the narrative. I can't wait to work with you again!"  - Monica Raymund (Director, Tanya)

TRANSPARENT - Additional Composer

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN - Original Score

THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL - Original Score

ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD - Original Score

BROKEN KINGDOM - Co-Composer

THE HORSE BOY - Original Score

Additional Music
Selections for an as-yet unmade film.

Full Filmography

 

Project   Year    Role
ADJACENT 2018 Composer
Feminists: What Were They Thinking? 2018 Composer
Driver X 2017 Composer 
Transparent - Season 3 2016 Additional Composer 
TANYA 2016 Composer
Red Sands 2016 Composer
Transparent - Season 2 2015 Additional Composer 
Manson Girls 2015 Additional Composer 
#Stuck 2015 Song / Additional Composer 
The House That Jack Built 2015 Main Theme & Co-Composer 
Dying to Know 2015 Additional Composer
Somewhere Between 2014 Composer
The Sublime and Beautiful 2014 Theme Song & Composer 
ANITA 2013  Theme Song and Composer
American Drug War 2 2012  Co-Composer
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward 2012 Co-Composer
Broken Kingdom 2012 Co-Composer
The Lightmaker 2010  Additional Composer
The Horse Boy 2009 Theme Song and Co-Composer
Jacklight 1999 Co-Composer
WOMEN WHO SCORE - Composer/Performer
Women Who Score Nominated for Hollywood Music In Media Award!

Oct. 26, 2017 - Honored to be a part of best Music Documentary Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee, alongside the brilliant Lesley Barber, Miriam Cutler, Laura Karpman, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Kathryn Bostic, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, Lolita Ritmanis , Heather McIntosh, Diane Warren, Germaine Franco, Julia Newmann, Nan Schwartz, Penka D Kouneva, Sharon Farber, Starr Parodi, Wendy Blackstone. Thank you Sara Nesson for making Women Who Score.

"Women Who Score" is a concert documentary celebrating women composers changing the score in Hollywood. In 2016, out of the 250 highest grossing films in Hollywood, only 3% were composed by women. Despite winning 25 major awards including Oscars, Grammys Emmys, Golden Globes, and countless nominations, women composers have a long way to go.

This short film documents the time-crushing rehearsal process running through 20 scores in 2 days, and introduces for one-night-only - Women Who Score: Soundtracks Live Concert - performed by a live 80 person orchestra.

To get past the Hollywood gatekeepers, Music Branch Academy Governor and 4-time Emmy Winner Laura Karpman, co-founded The Alliance for Women Film Composers (AWFC) alongside Miriam Cutler and Lolita Ritmanis. Karpman's vision was to showcase 20 women composers to perform their scores by a live orchestra. The "Women Who Score" event, hosted by Grand Performances in Downtown, LA, on August 19th, 2016, was the first of its kind. This film highlights the concert and the time crunching rehearsal process to rehearse 20 scores in 2 days.

Powers of Five - Live at the Women Who Score concert