Lili Haydn has released five critically acclaimed major label recordings as a solo artist, and appeared on numerous TV shows, including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the HBO hit Californication.  Also known for her legendary collaborations; she has played with, sung with, and opened for everyone from Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and George Clinton's  P-Funk All Stars to name a few. 

In addition to Lili's extensive recording and touring career, Lili’s music has been licensed for TV, film, and commercials, and she is the featured voice and violin on several films with Hans Zimmer, Marco Beltrami, and other illustrious composers.   

It was after a friend asked her to score what became the award winning documentary The Horse Boy in 2009, that Lili embarked on a growing career as a film composer, with 15 feature films/documentaries to her credit, additional music credits on several films, and a Film Composing Fellowship to the Sundance Film Institute.  Her film’s have been festival favorites, with credits that include Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, (2011), Somewhere Between (2012) The Sublime and Beautiful (2015), The House That Jack Built (2015), Broken Kingdom (2016) and ANITA by Academy Award winner Freida Lee Mock (2014).  Lili recently contributed to the score of the hit series Transparent, and is looking forward to the 2018 releases of Feminists: What Were They Thinking? with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and DriverX starring Better Call Saul’s Patrick Fabian. Lili won Best Music at the Milan International Film Festival 2014 and is currently scoring Freida Lee Mock’s forthcoming documentary Who is Notorious RBG?   

A humanitarian and activist, Lili also performs regularly for various human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Global Security Institute (for whom she recently performed a concert at the UN).   Above all, Lili believes that music has the power to uplift and heal, imperative now more than ever. 

Original Scores For Film & television

Lili's Favorites - Selected Works

ANITA - Original Score

"After two minutes of listening to Lili's music we knew she was perfect to score the music for ANITA. She powerfully and elegantly captured the soul of Anita and her journey home." - Freida Lee Mock (Academy Award Winning Director, ANITA)

"Production values are tops, especially Lili Haydn’s score, which crescendoes when it should and occasionally rings triumphant."  -  Variety Magazine review of ANITA


"Absolutely a dream to work with.  Her score on The House That Jack Built took the film to a whole other level.  I never want to work with another composer again.  Lili spoils you with her musical gifts, artistry and passion.  Once she's on board, you won't find a more skillful and accessible partner on the film.  Without a doubt you should hire Lili Haydn to compose your score."  -  Henry Barrial (Director, The House That Jack Built)

DRIVER X - Original Score

TANYA - Original Score

"Your music is such a huge talking point about the film!!! It's truly the gem of the story. You composed it so perfectly for the narrative. I can't wait to work with you again!"  - Monica Raymund (Director, Tanya)

TRANSPARENT - Additional Composer





THE HORSE BOY - Original Score

Additional Music
Selections for an as-yet unmade film.

Full Filmography


Project   Year    Role
ADJACENT 2018 Composer
Feminists: What Were They Thinking? 2018 Composer
Driver X 2017 Composer 
Transparent - Season 3 2016 Additional Composer 
TANYA 2016 Composer
Red Sands 2016 Composer
Transparent - Season 2 2015 Additional Composer 
Manson Girls 2015 Additional Composer 
#Stuck 2015 Song / Additional Composer 
The House That Jack Built 2015 Main Theme & Co-Composer 
Dying to Know 2015 Additional Composer
Somewhere Between 2014 Composer
The Sublime and Beautiful 2014 Theme Song & Composer 
ANITA 2013  Theme Song and Composer
American Drug War 2 2012  Co-Composer
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward 2012 Co-Composer
Broken Kingdom 2012 Co-Composer
The Lightmaker 2010  Additional Composer
The Horse Boy 2009 Theme Song and Co-Composer
Jacklight 1999 Co-Composer
WOMEN WHO SCORE - Composer/Performer
Women Who Score Nominated for Hollywood Music In Media Award!

Oct. 26, 2017 - Honored to be a part of best Music Documentary Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee, alongside the brilliant Lesley Barber, Miriam Cutler, Laura Karpman, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Kathryn Bostic, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, Lolita Ritmanis , Heather McIntosh, Diane Warren, Germaine Franco, Julia Newmann, Nan Schwartz, Penka D Kouneva, Sharon Farber, Starr Parodi, Wendy Blackstone. Thank you Sara Nesson for making Women Who Score.

"Women Who Score" is a concert documentary celebrating women composers changing the score in Hollywood. In 2016, out of the 250 highest grossing films in Hollywood, only 3% were composed by women. Despite winning 25 major awards including Oscars, Grammys Emmys, Golden Globes, and countless nominations, women composers have a long way to go.

This short film documents the time-crushing rehearsal process running through 20 scores in 2 days, and introduces for one-night-only - Women Who Score: Soundtracks Live Concert - performed by a live 80 person orchestra.

To get past the Hollywood gatekeepers, Music Branch Academy Governor and 4-time Emmy Winner Laura Karpman, co-founded The Alliance for Women Film Composers (AWFC) alongside Miriam Cutler and Lolita Ritmanis. Karpman's vision was to showcase 20 women composers to perform their scores by a live orchestra. The "Women Who Score" event, hosted by Grand Performances in Downtown, LA, on August 19th, 2016, was the first of its kind. This film highlights the concert and the time crunching rehearsal process to rehearse 20 scores in 2 days.

Powers of Five - Live at the Women Who Score concert