Aurélie Webb is a British composer based in the UK and New York. Specialising in scores for film and live performance, her eclectic, original yet accessible work bears the influence of music as wide-ranging as American minimalism and Ralph Vaughan Williams, Radiohead and David Bowie.
Aurélie has composed for film genres as diverse as comedy, drama, mystery and horror, and she has a particular love of science fiction. She prioritises a sensitive and empathetic approach to musical storytelling which builds on her ‘ability to fuse classical influences and modern production, enabling her to engage with a diverse, growing community of listeners’. Her commitment to creative collaboration as the first principle of scoring for screen is paramount.
Aurélie has worked with filmmakers and artists from across the world in various genres, also branching into animation, documentaries and literature-inspired concert music, as well as experimental dance.
In August 2023 the long-awaited Archewell Productions / Grain Media / Violet Films-produced docuseries Heart Of Invictus premiered on Netflix. Led by Emmy-nominated composer Patrick Jonsson, the series features additional music by Aurélie.
In 2022 Aurélie completed work on her original score for the hit podcast What Happened In Skinner which has been nominated for the Best Indie Podcast award at The Ambies, the awards for excellence in audio.
In July 2022, the documentary Here To Stay, scored by Aurélie, won a Student Academy Award in the documentary category and was later awarded the silver medal in the awards ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
In March 2023 Aurélie was proud to have had her score for the short film Mars Falling nominated for Best Original Score at the 2023 Boston Sci Fi Film Festival.
Today We Are, an animated short by Jillian Ostrander featuring Aurélie’s original score, received Honourable Mention at the Fusion Film Festival and was a finalist at the New Visions and Voices Festival, ASIFA Festival and the Dublin International Film Festival.
Childhood songwriting and immersion in drama developed into combining Aurélie’s two great loves, film and music, into scoring for the screen. Drawing on her classical background, Aurélie’s style has been variously characterised as having foundations of ‘formidable skill and imagination’, ‘a beautiful modern melodic sense’, ‘lyric spontaneity’ and also as ‘neo-Baroque’. She often combines traditional string techniques with experimental electronics in her exploration of cinematic styles both traditional and modern, intimate and epic, including minimalism, post-minimalism and sound design, with a particular interest in combining old and new world sounds such as accordion, mandolin and synthesiser. Her work often heavily features the sounds of cello and viola.
Alongside her work as a composer, Aurélie is also making a name for herself as a music editor. As well as working on several upcoming feature films as lead music editor, she also assists Emmy-nominated music editor Steve Griffen and has worked on the cult hit Disenchantment created by Matt Groening and several upcoming television projects for FX, Paramount, National Geographic and more.
She is currently working on two US audio dramas and a new contemporary dance collaboration set to premiere in late 2023.
Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music from the University of Bristol, UK, Aurélie also holds an MMus in Scoring for Film and Multimedia from New York University, where she studied under Paul Chihara and Chris Hajian.
Aurélie is represented by Carolynne Wyper of SMA Talent.