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[UPDATE] Mica Levi, Composer of the Jonathan Glazer Film 'Under the Skin' Starring Scarlett Johansson, Conducts Live Orchestra in Screening and Film Score

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Dec 31, 2014 03:26 PM EST

Mica Levi, the indie composer who hit it big with the score for the Jonathan Glazer film Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johansson, will team up with Wordless Music teams Spaceland Presents for the U.S. premiere of Under the Skin Live: a full screening and live film score with orchestra.

Levi, the score’s original composer, will conduct and lead the 25-piece orchestra, which comprises members of Los Angeles's pioneering ensemble, wild Up, and New York's Wordless Music Orchestra.

Levi, 27, who recently won a European Film Award for best composer for the film, was working on her third album with her band, Michachu and the Shapes, when she got a call asking if she wanted to work with filmmaker Glazer on a new project. The project was a film he was directing called Under the Skin.

“It was out of the blue. I didn’t know Jonathan. Peter [Raeburn], the film’s music producer, had played him some of my music, including a live recording of 'Chopped' and 'Screwed,' a collaboration we did with the London Sinfonietta,” she said. "Jonathan liked it and thought I would be the right person to compose his film’s score. It all felt a bit far-fetched. I went in to talk to them at the studio and we started working immediately. There wasn’t even time to think about it.”

Since then, Levi’s life has changed significantly. Under the Skin, which features Johansson as an alien predator who stalks the streets of Glasgow looking for men to seduce, became one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year.

Two consecutive screenings will take place at The Regent Theatre in downtown Los Angeles Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, click here.

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