UK-based Philip Reeder specialises in immersive music and sound, often with a focus on the rural and cultural heritage.
Recent undertakings have seen him record an album of traditional folk songs on a fishing vessel at sea in Cornwall, enjoy gale force winds atop cliffs and lakeside piers in The Lake District and Wales, composing for heritage iOS apps and soundwalks, sound design and composition for international touring theatre, all alongside more studio-rooted sound engineering, mixing, mastering, and production work for stereo and surround.
Philip Reeder’s work has been awarded by Prix Ars Electronica, Bourges/IMEB and Computer Space, commissioned for Arts Council and Lottery funded projects and broadcast on national radio and television. His work has been funded by AHRC, ACE, RIS, Channel 4, Frieze Art Fair, and performed worldwide.
Philip Reeder’s music intensifies the mood. The storm is particularly satisfying, with the soothing, exciting noise of a rich, lush, all-encompassing rain that the audience can almost feel.
Deploying headphones and eerie live sound effects (think lots and lots of dripping taps), the show is like having someone intoning sinister nothings into your ear.
His hallucinatory sound design, which keeps speeding up and slowing down, nicely fits the hazy set.