EMIL FRIIS /// COMPOSER
Emil Friis is a composer and songwriter based in Copenhagen Denmark.
A largely self taught musician and producer, through his lack of formal training Emil has created a musical language filled with sensibility, tension, brightness and somber beauty, resulting in a mixture of genre bending sounds. Equally comfortable working with indie projects, bigger network productions, more commercial projects and anything in between, Emil uses his unique and intuitive approach to composing, coupled with an ever changing array of instruments and effects to help push the boundaries of current scoring trends.
Recently Emil has scored director Morgan Jon Fox’s short The One You Never Forget, which was produced by writer/director Craig Brewer (The Legend Of Tarzan, Dolemite Is My Name, Coming To America 2) and premiers February 2019 in the US. 2018 saw Friis score Sundance Ignite Fellow Kevin Brooks’ award winning short Bonfire, the second film the two worked on together. In 2018 Emil also scored DR1/Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s award winning and Prix Europa nominated true crime series Hvid Mands Dagbog/The Circumciser as well as composing the new main themes for Station 2, Denmark’s biggest network TV2’s popular real life weekly crime show, a show that also happens to be Denmark’s longest running. In addition to these recent projects Emil has scored many of DR/Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s most prestigious documentary projects and has scored or had music placed in numerous productions from the likes of CBS, Warner Bros., CANAL+, Discovery Networks, DANISH TV2, DANISH TV3, DR1, DR2, DR3, KANAL 5, TIME ect.
A few quotes regarding Emil’s work:
Rob Knox (Emmy Award Winning Producer):
“I am a longtime admirer of Emil Friis, both of his work as a singer-songwriter and especially of film composition. In his music, Emil deftly transports the emotions of an audience subtly and profoundly. “
Morgan Jon Fox (Director):
“Working with Emil as a composer has been one of the most exhilarating artistic collaborations of my career. Emil is one of these rare super talented artists without an ego, who brings all of the magic to the table but with such care and consideration for what is best for the project. A dream collaborator, and a dear friend.”