As part of Nylon Studios' commitment to supporting female composers and musicians globally, we have partnered with some of the best talent to offer a unique and diverse female creative perspective on music.
Lydia Davies is a classically trained pianist who started her musical journey at the age of three. She studied at the Yamaha Music School, and at age seven, received a scholarship to Melbourne Girls Grammar for exceptional piano and composition talent. She completed further studies at Berklee College of Music Boston, she then took up various work experience and internship positions in America before being offered a full-time composer role with acclaimed music and sound house, Nylon Studios.
Lydia has already had many great achievements, she scored the film trailer to the blockbuster feature film Wonder Woman, which in 2017 won her a Golden Globe trailer award in Los Angeles in two categories - Best Fantasy/Adventure & Overall Best Trailer. Lydia was acknowledged in the best global top five commercials for the week for Allstate Foundation’s campaign ‘Lost Purse’ and her music can also be heard in the original official movie trailer for Beauty & the Beast, Law & Order; The Mendez Brothers Murder, and The Mummy. She has also recently composed the theme music for a new documentary “Big Cat Legacy”, and is nearing completion of her first feature film.
The Australian-born and NYC-based artist, White Prism, has been surrounded by music since birth. Johanna has navigated her way through every aspect of the music industry, with commercial and tv success, all the while crisscrossing the globe, including a world tour with the cranberries as their full-time background singer and keyboard player, Nina Persson (The Cardigans) as their background singer and countless others. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Johanna works as a composer for film and tv and is working on her next record.
Margot has been playing the violin since she was four years old. After 15 years of classical training, she moved to New York City and heard her first pop song.
Soon after, Margot was writing and performing string arrangements on records for artists like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Sklyar Grey, Sam Sparro and touring arenas with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
During this time, she met DJ Mia Moretti and they formed a band called The Dolls, inspired by disco and big band arrangements.
The DJ/violin duo have toured the world opening for Katy Perry, Eve, Janet Jackson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and have performed inside The Louvre, Guggenheim Musem and The National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.. Their latest release entitled Club Soda was produced, written, arranged and performed by Margot.
Margot has also scored compositions for Nike Women, The Whitney Museum, American Express, Barneys NY, Elle, and film trailers such as The Homesman (featuring Tommy Lee Jones & Meryl Streep) and 50 Shades of Grey.
Margot lives in New York City where she is recording her solo record and often finds herself laying on the floor of her Brooklyn apartment listening to her favorite moody classical records, rolling her eyes every time she remembers how every piece she studied growing up was written by a man --- and how her shelf of classical records mirrors that truth.
Lindsay Marcus is an LA-based composer, songwriter, and singer whose film credits include Tomorrow (short), Emoticon ;) , The Last Rites of Joe May (official Tribeca Film Festival selection 2011), My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story, and has written music for the tv shows Fresh Off The Boat, Don’t Trust The B—— in Apt 23 (ABC), and Life in Pieces (CBS), among others. She is also often hard at work scoring commercials, where her work has appeared under spots for such companies as New Balance, McDonalds, Pier One, Scheels, Ll Bean, and Toyota.
In addition to creating underscore for media, Lindsay is an active songwriter and producer of pop music, including her own artist project, Marks.
Anné is a Finnish-born, London-based composer, sound artist and singer/songwriter working in commercials, film and tv.
She started her classical music conservatoire training at the age of 5 in her native Finland, majoring in piano. She later broadened her education to composition, sonic arts and electronic music production, as well as vocal performance. For each project she takes on, she draws from her wide skillset in sound and creates music with a colourful and distinct individuality.
Anné’s music has been used by global brands in tv commercials around the world.
She has composed scores for multi-award-winning short films, including Ridley Scott Associates’ 3D film ‘The Foundling’ and ‘Night Dancing’, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and was screened at the Lincoln Center in New York in July 2018.
In addition to her work in film and commercials Anné has created music and sound design for critically-acclaimed theatre shows and electronic scores for award-winning contemporary dance performances.
Anné is also currently working on some more personal material as a singer/songwriter. These songs fully embrace her broad range of skills and eclectic musical influences and draw inspiration from her Nordic ethnicity.
Russian-born Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin is celebrated for her impressive musical works spanning across operas, film scores, piano concertos and advertising.
From her iconic piece for Lloyds Bank UK to her musical masterpiece “Green Leaf” scored for the branding of Australian banking industry giant, Westpac, each campaign has attracted overwhelming industry praise.
While Elena is best known for her ballet score 'Wild Swans’, as well as her “Russian Rag” (used in claymation “Mary and Max” as Max’s theme), her style is eclectic and approachable, her ability to write memorable lyrical melodies has made her a much sought-after composer across a number of disciplines. ABC classics recently released her 10-CD boxset, a treasure trove of her music. It includes her recent successes like prelude and cube, the witching hour and the three dancers.
Elena is known for her open-minded approach to music and inventive ideas and her works are regularly performed and broadcast in Australia and internationally.
Born in Canada, Vincent studied the Suzuki violin method, and was a student of the royal conservatory of music in Vancouver. She went on to attend Berklee College of Music where she graduated with a dual major in film scoring and composition. She was one of only eight composers selected to participate in the 2018 BMI conducting workshop, taught by Grammy-winning composer-conductor Lucas Richman.
True to her prolific and versatile talents, Genevieve has seen a trio of her projects come to life in the past month alone. She recently completed the score for the national film board of Canada documentary ‘Because We Are Girls’, directed by Baljit Sangra. In July she celebrated the release of her EP “Petit Rêve” which features her original music and lyrics along with performances by Grammy-nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko and acclaimed vocalist Monika Beal.
Vincent also comprises half of the electronic-pop production Duo Darkdark, who recently co-wrote a track with Interscope artist J.I.D. that was featured in the promo for the 2018 season of fox’s hit series ‘Empire’, as well as the trailer for 20th century fox film ‘The Hate U Give’. In addition, in early 2018, the duo teamed up with Mau5trap artist Heyz to create ride recordings release “Daylight ft. Darkdark” for which Vincent provided topline and vocals. Darkdark has been featured on NPR’s all songs considered, Noisey, and consequence of sound, among other notable outlets.
Vincent’s concert music has been performed by the echo society, the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, La Société De Concerts De Montréal, local opera local artists, the music by women festival, sigma alpha iota, the kalistos string orchestra, the esterhazy string quartet, and the instrumental wind ensemble of argentina’s national university of villa maría (unvm). Her feature and short film credits include ‘mixed match’, ‘one big hapa family’, ‘the love trials’, ‘ode to a post-it note’, ‘kevin's friend’, ‘yellow sticky notes: canadian anijam’ and ‘lady parts’, among others.
Chiara is a music composer, producer and DJ-born and raised in Torino, Italy and now based in Australia.
Classically trained in piano in Italy, she was later exposed to electronic music after moving to Melbourne in 2004. Chiara now has a strong following and reputation in the techno movement through her dedication to a refined DJing technique and production of electronic music. This eventually led to extra studies in sound art and design at RMIT University, extending her interests into composition and sound design for screen.
Chiara’s work now ranges across composing and producing music and sound design for film and tv commercials, creating electronic music for live performance, composing soundscapes for immersive environments and art installations, and the experimental use of field recordings with analogue and digital synthesis.
Chiara's latest soundtrack was scored for the short film ‘All These Creatures’ which won Palme D'or at The Cannes International Film Festival 2018.
Over her DJ career, Chiara has performed at a range of venues across Australia and overseas, supporting international DJs such as Kiasmos, Marcel Dettmann, Nina Kraviz, Dopplereffekt, DJ Stingray and Underground Resistance, as well as appearing at Pitch Music Festival, Melbourne Music Week, Meredith Music Festival and Dark Mofo in Hobart, and composing music for fashion designer Dion Lee at Melbourne Fashion Week.