Julia Kent

Company: Nylon Studios,Leaf Label
Website: Website

Canadian-born, New York City–based cellist and composer Julia Kent makes music using layered and processed cello, electronics, and field recordings, creating haunting and evocative soundscapes that range from hushed intimacy to cinematic expansiveness.

After performing and recording as a member of cello ensemble Rasputina and the Mercury Prize–winning group Antony and the Johnsons, she has gone on to release four solo records, most recently on UK label Leaf, and has toured throughout North America and Europe, including appearances at Primavera Sound, Mutek, and Meltdown. She composes music for film, theatre, dance, and television, including scores for Canadian documentary The Boxing Girls of Kabul, French TV documentary Rwanda, L’impossible Pardon, American feature A Short History of Decay, award-winning shorts Oasis and Dandelion, and forthcoming feature Tu Me Manques. She also created music for Amnesty International Italy’s interactive media project Inalienabile: Musica e Diritti Umani.