Emile Mosseri is an award-winning composer, pianist, singer and producer who has quickly made a name for himself in the world of film music with his song-based approach to crafting emotionally-stirring compositions.
Mosseri made his feature film score debut with Sundance standout The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019), garnering extensive critical acclaim from LA Times, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly and more, with NPR lauding, "Mosseri's score gives the film an extra layer of poetry and transcendence." A breakout moment for the young composer, the sweepingly romantic score cemented Mosseri as a sought-after collaborator, next joining director Miranda July for her comedic crime drama Kajillionaire (2020). Described by Billboard as "an integral part of the film and a delight on its own," Mosseri's score also featured a collaboration with acclaimed singer-songwriter Angel Olsen, the duo pairing up for a cover of Bobby Vinton classic "Mr. Lonely."
Meanwhile, Mosseri's television credits include Terence Nance's HBO series Random Acts of Flyness as well as season 2 of Amazon Original Series Homecoming starring Janelle Monáe. Vulture hailed Mosseri's score as "the secret weapon" of Homecoming, while Monáe herself admitted, "Honestly, I'm like, I wish that was my album! That's how good that music is."
Mosseri's latest project is director Lee Isaac Chung's family drama Minari, which made its award-winning debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The score has once again been lauded by critics, with The Los Angeles Times calling the music "sublime" and The Guardian writing, "it reinforces and deepens the story."
Milan Records today announces the February 12 release of MINARI (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by award-winning composer EMILE MOSSERI (The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Kajillionaire). Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Mosseri for director Lee Isaac Chung's family drama. The resulting 16-track collection is an emotionally evocative body of music that enhances the film's intimate storytelling. Minari originally made its debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the both the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize as well as the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award.