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Grammy Award Winning Band
Lili Haydn & Opium Moon is a musical ensemble based in Los Angeles, California, United States. Their self-titled debut album received a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
Rolling Stone called her music “fiery and virtuosic,” and George Clinton called her “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin.” Lili Haydn’s four critically acclaimed records have been a favorite on public radio and featured in TV and film. She has collaborated with and opened for everyone from Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Sting and George Clinton’s P-Funk All Stars, to name a few. Haydn is also a film composer, with twelve feature films and documentaries to her scoring credit. She is the recipient of a Film Composing Fellowship to the prestigious Sundance Film Institute, and she has collaborated with renowned composers on films like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Town. A humanitarian and activist, Haydn performs regularly for human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Global Security Institute (for whom she performed a concert at the UN).
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 enchants in every song.
In five original, long-form compositions, the four master players craft a striking sonic chiaroscuro; the dramatic counterpoints of viscerally resonant percussion and driving yet subtle fretless bass underpin and carry the music forward with mesmerizing rhythms, while the shimmering delicacy of the santoor – a 100-stringed Persian hammered dulcimer – and the soaring voice of Haydn’s violin (and lilting vocals on two songs) deliver supple melodic contrast.
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 profound, even carnal wellspring.”