Opium Moon’s lead singer and violinist Lili Haydn is nominated for an Emmy with her song for Ginny & Georgia’s Netflix Original Series: Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics – 2023.
Toronto-born violinist Lili Haydn, is a twice-nominated Grammy winner (2018 Grammy win) with her band Opium Moon. She is a distinguished film/TV composer with 18 feature films, Netflix’s hit show Ginny & Georgia, and various awards to her credit.
She’s been nominated this year (2023) with her song “Marriage Is A Dungeon” in the Netflix Original Series “Ginny & Georgia” – for the Emmy Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics 2023.
Her work has been featured in more than 50 films. A dedicated social activist with a political science degree from Brown University, Lili has done four TED presentations — including one with Opium Moon in Mumbai, India — and performs regularly at benefits for such organizations as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and The Feminist Majority.
Her six solo albums have been NPR favorites (“Heifetz meets Hendrix”), and her collaborations with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Sting, Roger Waters, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, George Clinton’s P-Funk Allstars, Hans Zimmer, and the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan are legendary, including performances at Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Opera House, and the Hollywood Bowl.
“Sensuous and hypnotic, elegant yet deeply emotional, the music of Opium Moon evokes the mysteries of ancient worlds while remaining thoroughly contemporary.”
The Los Angeles-based ensemble’s cinematic soundscapes draw upon the virtuosic skills and diverse ethnic backgrounds of its members: Iranian santoor master Hamid Saeidi, innovative Israeli bassist Itai Disraeli, sought-after American percussionist M.B. Gordy, and the exceptionally expressive Canadian-American violinist Lili Haydn, whose passion and fluid mastery of her instrument enchant in every song.
With compositions that meld sacred/classical traditions of both East and West with trance-inducing, ancient grooves, the result is at times both stately and rapturous, a sultry and passionate instrumental music that seems to emanate from a profoundly deep wellspring.
Opium Moon’s debut album received a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.
The four musicians of Opium Moon are a global intersection of powerhouse talent who work together with spontaneity and intuition, forging an exotic, richly articulated sonic journey that conjures ancestral pasts but uplifts and inspires with contemporary rhythms and rhapsodic melodies, masterfully performed.
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