Julia Kent

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Julia Kent

Cellist and composer Julia Kent makes music using layered and processed cello, electronics, and found sounds, creating haunting and evocative soundscapes that range from hushed intimacy to cinematic expansiveness. After performing and recording as a member of pioneering cello group Rasputina and Mercury Prize winners Antony and the Johnsons, she has gone on to release five solo records, most recently on UK label Leaf.

In addition to her solo albums, Julia Kent has developed a rich career as a commissioned composer, having written original scores for numerous films, TV series as well as theatre and dance performances.  Recent standout commissions for the Julia the past couple years include scores to the Arte TV Series “Twice Upon A Time” by Guillaume Nicloux, feature doc “Stories From The Sea” by Jola Wieczorek, feature biopic doc “Buried Seeds” by Andrei Severny and Bolivian / American drama feature “Tu Me Manques” by Rodrigo Bellott.

Julia has toured throughout Europe and North America, including appearances at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, the Donau festival in Austria, Meltdown in London, the Unsound festival in New York City, Reeperbahn in Hamburg, CTM in Berlin, and Mutek in Montreal.  Currently Julia is collaborating with Lubomyr Melynk and Spime.Im on an audiovisual performance entitled “The End of The World”.

Highlights reel

Selected credits

Dark My Light (2022)
Somnium Pictures | Feature
Director: Neal Dhand

All The Old Knives (2022)
Additional music by:  Julia Kent 
Amazon Studios | Feature
Director: Janus Metz

Stories From the Sea (2021)
Feature documentary | Fahrenheit Films
Director: Jola Wieczorek

Mrs. D (2019)
Short
Director: Jola Kudela

Twice Upon a Time (2019)
TV Series | Arte
Director: Guillaume Nicloux

Buried Seeds (2019)
Feature Documentary
Director: Andrei Severny

Lindy the Return of Little Light (2019)
Feature Documentary
Director: Ida Persson Lånnerberg

Tu Me Manques (2019)
Feature | Pierce Capital Entertainment
Director: Rodrigo Bellott

Rumori (2018)
Short
Director: Sämen

Dandelion (2018)
Animation
Director: Elisa Talentino

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SELECTED COMMERCIAL:

Aesop Rozu (2019)
Director: Olivier Sévère

Glas Italia 
(2019)
Director: Le Dictateur

Valextra: Marvles (2019)
Director: Le Dictateur

Aesop Hwyl (2017)
Director: Olivier Sévère

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SELECTED SYNC:

The New Pope (2020)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Tracks: Crepuscolo and Invitation to the Voyage

Top Boy (2019)
Director: Nia DaCosta
Track: Imbalance

Athleta Contender Tight (2019)
Track: Tourbillon

Vogue x Neiman Marcus (2019)
Director: Alvaro Colom
Track: Sheared

The Translators (2019)
Director: Régis Roinsard
Track: Flag of No Country

Miu Miu A/W (2015)
Director: Alvaro Colom
Track: Pleiades

This Must Be the Place (2011)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Track: Gardermoen

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SELECTED THEATRE/DANCE:

Alkestis
Director: Elli Papakonstantinou
Music: Julia Kent
Premiere: Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, December 2021

Overlook
Choreographer: Adriana Pierce
Music: Julia Kent
Premiere: American Ballet Theatre, February 2021

Oedipus: Sex With Mum Was Blinding
Director: Elli Papakonstantinou
Music: Tilemachos Mousas and Julia Kent
Premiere: Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2019

Naked
Choreographer: Dominique Dumais
Music: Julia Kent
Premiere: Kevin O’Day Nationalballett Mannheim, 2016

Discography

2021
Stories from the Sea, Original Soundtrack

2020
Green and Grey (expanded edition), solo album

2019
Temporal, solo album

2017
Total Fiction, album w/ Shinya Sugimoto & Jeremy Young

2016
Escapism, album w/ Library Tapes

2015
Asperities, solo album

2013
Character, solo album

2011
Green and Grey, solo album

2007
Delay, solo album

CONTACT

Creative Producer / Agent
Jacob Snavely