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Dr Philip Reeder

Senior Lecturer - Sound and Music Production

As a musician and producer I work on a wide range of projects - creating albums at sea, scoring, field recording, synthesis, game audio - and have been creating immersive audio experiences throughout my career.


Philip has been working with field recordings, electronica and sampling to create immersive audio experiences for 20 years. His background in spatial audio includes the GPS soundscaping of the St Ives oral archives with art historian Jeanie Sinclair, music for Prototype’s groundbreaking binaural theatre work Whisper, and recording and producing various music for Linder’s “The Darktown Cakewalk: Celebrated from the House of Fame” project.

Recently he has returned to field recording and composition, with an immersive album recorded on a fishing boat at sea with singer Johny Lamb (Guardian Folk Album of the Month), followed by The Greensounds Project participant recordings in Apple’s Spatial Audio. Philip’s work has been recognised by Prix Ars Electronica, Bourges/IMEB, and Computer Space, with funding from AHRC, ACE, RIS, Channel 4, Frieze Art Fair, and UKRI.

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising PhD students working on the following projects:
  • Exploring Nonlinear Time Within Interactive and Adaptive Electronic Music Composition Through Unreal Editor (practice based)
  • Audio, Immersion and Audiences in Gaming (practice based)
  • Immersive Audio and Enhancing Creative Expression (practice based)
  • Hauntology as a Creative Tool (practice based)
  • The Music of Michael Kamen: Using an Archive to explore Composition Processes.


  • PhD: Music Composition, University of the Arts London, 2013
  • MMUS: Computer Music, Lancaster University, 2008
  • BA: Music Technology, Lancaster University, 2007
  • BA: Economics and Politics, University of East Anglia, 2004


Still Every Year They Went (CD/download), Composition and production with Johny Lamb/Thirty Pounds of Bone. The Guardian Album of the Month: November 2019

High Days and Holidays (sound design), Lord Fairhaven’s Yacht exhibition, part of Every Encounter Counts (Outstanding Achievement Award, The National Trust) 2018

Cage Street Memorial – The Pilgrimage (CD, download), recording, audio production, and mixing for Carleen Anderson (Album in top 10 Albums of the year from WorldFM, nominated for inclusion in Gilles Peterson’s shortlist, nominated for JazzFM vocalist of the year in 2017) on Freestyle Records 2016

Hayle Churks App (iOS) awarded by the Collections Trust 2015

Second Prize at Computer Space 2011, in the Category Computer and Digital Music, Bulgaria 2011

Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2011, in the Category Digital Sound Arts and Music, Austria 2011

Lynchpin (5.1) awarded Prix Résidence at Bourges/Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique, France 2009

Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Competition 2008

Teaching & Research


Popular Music, Creative Music Technology



After participating in the AHRC-funded project ‘Online Orchestra’ as a named researcher, Philip is currently working on a funded project with Dr Alice Goodenough of the Countryside and Community Research Institute.

Project ‘Greensounds’ seeks to better understand links between wellness, policy, and listening through participant workshops in forestscapes, and immersive audio. This project has led to being a co-investigator on the UKRI funded £336,500 grant to conduct a two year research project called SAGE, Sound, Ageing and Environment, led by Professor Abigail Gardner. Spearheaded by Tim Land, UoG also hosts the brilliant “Everyday is Spatial” conference (led by Tim Land).

Philip leads the MSc in Music and Sound production, and also supervises PhD candidates who are broadly interested in sound, composition, production, electronic music, field recording, or immersion. Email Philip an email for further information on the MSc or Phd study.


More publications from Dr Philip Reeder can be found in the Research Repository.