Julia Kent is a Canadian, New York City-based, Vancouver, British Columbia-born, cellist and composer. She has performed as a member of Rasputina and with Antony and the Johnsons.
She creates music using looped cello, found sounds, and electronics. In 2007, she released "Delay," her first solo album, on Important Records. An EP, Last Day in July, was released for commercial distribution in 2010, and a second full-length record, Green and Grey, in 2011, on Tin Angel.
In March 2013 she released a third full-length solo record, "Character," on the Leaf Label.
Her composition "Dorval" was used in the 2008 film Trinidad, and in The Good Show, an episode of National Public Radio's Radiolab.
In 2011 her composition "Gardermoen," from "Delay," was used in Paolo Sorrentino's movie This Must Be the Place.
She composed music for the Canadian documentary film The Boxing Girls of Kabul, the short film Birthplace, "A Short History of Decay," and "Oasis," which won Best Short Film at the Seville European Film Festival 2015.