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.
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
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.