Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch is an award-winning French pianist/composer living in London. Spanning orchestral film score, bespoke composition and sound design, her work is connected by its evocative and meticulous craft.

Emilie scored the critically acclaimed, Rocks, which opened at The Toronto Film Festival in September 2019, and premiered digitally on Netflix in September 2020, and for which Emilie was nominated for a BIFA Award for ‘Best Music’. Directed by Sarah Gavron, and produced by Fable Pictures, Rocks is an intimate and honest portrayal of a teenage girl in East London who suddenly finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother.

Most recently, Emilie has been working with Prano Bailey-Bond on her greatly anticipated debut feature, Censor, a psychological horror set in 1985, against the backdrop of social hysteria surrounding video nasties; and the World War 2 drama feature, The Forgotten Battle, directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and set for international release on Netflix in 2021.

Emilie began her compositional career in 2006, when she moved from Bordeaux to London to carry out a BA in music at Westminster University, then a Master’s degree in composition at Goldsmiths with a primary focus on contemporary classical music.

Emilie scored her first feature-length film in 2012: (American-Iranian director Caveh Zahedi’s The Sheik and I) and in 2018 scored Harry Wootliff’s debut feature Only You which premiered in the BFI London Film Festival. Commissions followed for the V&A Museum (London), HBO short film Love NY, and for drama / documentaries on BBC Radio 4, The Guardian, Funny or Die.

In 2013, Emilie received the Emerging Excellence Award from the Musician Benevolent Fund, and in 2015 was commissioned to create a sound-walk for London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. She has also worked on multiple projects in collaboration with visual artists Danica Dakic, Alice May Williams and Natasha Caruana. She has created music for video installations exhibited at Jerwood Project Space, Speke Hall, The ODI, Arles Photo Festival; and also, for VR installations for HOUSE Biennal. As a live performer she has played Tallinn Music Week, Brighton Festival and the Union Chapel.

In 2017, Emilie 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 in November 2015 by the label, 130701 , with her second album ‘Epoques’ following in Summer 2018. Emilie is currently working on a third album.


Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch est une pianiste/compositrice française primée qui habite à Londres. En 2006, Emilie a déménagé de Bordeaux pour entreprendre un Bachelier en musique à l’Université de Westminster, et ensuite un Master en composition à Goldsmiths avec la musique classique contemporaine comme objectif principal. Passant de la composition pour film, la composition sur mesure, à la création sonore, son travail est connecté par son art méticuleux et évocateur.

Emilie a composé la musique pour son premier film long-métrage en 2012 : (“The Sheik and I” du directeur américain/iranien) et pour le premier long-métrage de Harry Wootliff “Only You”, qui est sorti au BFI London Film Festival.

Son CV comprend aussi des commissions pour le V&A Museum (London), le court film “Love NY” de HBO, et pour des drames/documentaires sur BBC Radio 4, The Guardian, Funny or Die. En 2013, elle a recu le prix Emerging Excellence Award du Musician Benevolent Fund, et en 2015, elle a été commissionnée pour créer une promenade-son pour le Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park de Londres.

Elle a également travaillé sur de nombreux projets en collaboration avec les artistes visuels Danica Dakic, Alice May Williams et Natasha Caruana. Elle a créé la musique pour des installations vidéos exhibées au Jerwood Project Space, Speke Hall, The ODI, Arles Photo Festival ; et également pour des installations VR pour House Biennal. En tant qu’artiste live, elle a joué au Tallinn Music Week, Brighton Festival et au Union Chapel.

En 2017, elle a été commissionnée par The London Contemporary Orchestra pour écrire une pièce pour un ensemble de petites cordes et électroniques live, qui est sortie pendant le BBC Proms de 2017 au The Tanks at Tate Modern.

Le premier album d’Emilie “Like Water Through the Sand” est sorti sur 130701 en novembre 2015, et son deuxième album “Epoques” a suivi en été 2018.

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