Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

Headphone Commute Mix

For our 270th entry in the Headphone Commute Mix series, we welcome Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch to share with us her favourite contemporary and modern classical pieces. Emilie has recently appeared on these pages with her fantastic In The Studio With… feature, and don’t forget her previous year’s selection, which she titled An Open Landscape. So yes, you can say that we are fans. These days, this award-winning French composer is still touring for her four-track digital EP, titled Only You for FatCat / 130701, but we’re honoured to have her back on our show. More words on the mix below…

Cover Art © Joe Starbuck

For this mix I wanted to focus on music by contemporary composers and musicians released over the past 12 months, but that has a very intemporal quality in its simplicity and harmonic language. I was also trying to create bursts of beauty between moments of more contemplative sparseness, such as the stunning vocal duet of Minor Pieces’ “Rothko” emerging from the pipe organ stratum of KaliMalone’s “Sacer Profanare”.

— Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch


  •  zaké001306966 OTS4 [Strata]
  •  Oliver CoatesPrairie
  •  Nina KeithHereditary Trauma Dream Sprinting (Oxford Circle)
  •  NivhekWalking in a spiral towards the house: Side C
  •  Sara PagéEphemeris Data
  •  Emilie Levienaise-FarrouchSorry I Missed Your Call
  •  Kali MaloneSacer Profanare
  •  Minor PiecesRothko
  •  Caroline Shaw & Attacca QuartetPlan & Elevation: V. The Beech Tree