Lili Haydn

Music Department | Actress | Composer
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Anita (2013) | The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2008) | Californication (2008)
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Lili Hayden | Lily 'Cherub' Haydn
The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin
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Piano | Violin
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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Henri 4 * – Musician: Violin, Voice Jo Baier
  • The Sublime and Beautiful * – Composer, Violin, Voice Blake Robbins
  • Woody Allen: A Documentary * – Musician: Violin Robert B. Weide
  • Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) * – Musician: Violin Richard Curtis
  • Kick-Ass 2 * – Musician: Violin Jeff Wadlow
  • A Haunting at Silver Falls * – Additional Music, Violin Brett Donowho

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Brown University *

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  • * Who is Lili Haydn?

    Child prodigy classical violinist/actress turned rock violinist, singer recording artist, composer.
    Daughter of legendary comedienne Lotus Weinstock (the first woman to perform at the comedy store, engaged to Lenny Bruce (the last year of his life), contemporary of Robin Williams, Bill Maher, Jay Leno, and Sandra Bernhard.

    Her Father was cultural outlaw, conspiracy theorist, film and television director David Jove (New Wave Theater, Stranger than Love), AKA The Acid King, the first person, alongside Owsley Stanley) to mass produce LSD, and is associated with the drug use of the The Rolling Stones and the Beatles.
    Lili grew up in a commune in Hollywood, "The Brotherhood of the Source" led by Guru Father Yod. When Lili's father escaped a prison sentence in Canada and came to America on a dead man's passport in the mid 1970s, he "rescued" Lotus and Lili (then Cherub) from the cult, in a standoff that has been described as The Acid King vs. Father Yod.

    At 7 years old, Lili had a dream she could play violin, but her mom and she were on welfare, so Lili started working as an actress to pay for her education and violin. She graduated from Brown University in Political Science and started jamming with bands, where she ended up collaborating with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Roger Waters, Sting, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Robert Plant and Jimi Page for whom she opened on their entire last US tour, and George Clinton, who called her "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin."

    Haydn's debut album as a solo artist, Lili, was released in the fall of 1997 by Atlantic. Light Blue Sun appeared in 2003 from BMG/Private Music, with a pair of releases from Nettwerk Music Group, the EP Goodbye Stranger and the full-length Place Between Places, arriving in 2007 and 2008, respectively. NPR described Place Between Places as "A mix of neo-psychedelic flower child and rock star virtuoso...Heifetz meet Hendrix," and Haydn performed the single "Strawberry Street" on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the HBO hit Californication. Lili's fourth full length studio record, LiliLand, will be released in late 2014, and was written in the aftermath of a freak chemical accident that caused brain damage and the loss of everything Lili owned. Lili describes this record as "the jungle of my mind. Fun, fragile, and ferocious songs about losing everything and getting it back.” She further explained this experience in a TEDx talk "How Music Saved My Brain."

    In addition to Lili's 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, (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Burning Plain) among others. Lili is also a film composer in her own right, with ten feature films to her scoring credit, Additional Music credits on several films, and a Film Composing Fellowship to the Sundance Film Institute. Her film credits include Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, (2011), Somewhere Between (2012), The Horse Boy (2009), The Sublime and Beautiful (2014), and ANITA, directed by Academy Award winner Freida Mock (2014), among others. Lili was nominated for Best Music at the Milan International Film Festival 2014.

    A humanitarian and activist, Lili also performs regularly for various human rights and social justice organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, the Global Security Institute (for whom she performed a concert at the UN), and AmeriCares.
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