Sundance 2021 Composer Spotlight: Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch
Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch is a London-based, French composer, pianist and recording artist.
In addition to scoring Prano Bailey-Bond’s debut feature, Censor, which will premiere at Sundance Festival in January 2021, Emilie has created the original scores for Harry Wootliff’s 2018 BAFTA-nominated debut feature Only You, WWII feature The Forgotten Battle (dir. Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.) which will receive an international release on Netflix in 2021, and the critically-acclaimed Rocks directed by Sarah Gavron, for which Emilie received a Best Music nomination at the BIFA Awards.
She has also worked on multiple projects in collaboration with visual artists Danica Dakic, Alice May Williams and Natasha Caruana, ranging from music for video installations exhibited at Jerwood Project Space, Speke Hall, The ODI, Arles Photo Festival; to VR installations for HOUSE Biennial.
As a live performer, she has played Tallinn Music Week, Brighton Festival and the Union Chapel. In 2017, she was commissioned by The London Contemporary Orchestra to write a piece for small string ensemble and live electronics, which received a premiere during the 2017 BBC Proms at The Tanks at Tate Modern.
Emilie’s debut album, Like Water Through the Sand was released on 130701 in November 2015, with her second album Epoques following in Summer 2018. Emilie is currently working on her third album.