Phil Downing – composer and sound designer

Phil has been performing and recording music for over 20 years. With extensive experience in the live music environment in Australia, Phil was first engaged to produce soundtracks for theatre due to his experimentation with original musical inventions. A winding path of experimentation has led to a vast catalogue of successful collaborations, using conventional and invented means of musical creation. From composition using Pro-Tools, Logic, Reason and any computer based music creation tools available, to creating sounds from found objects or manipulation of surroundings and the natural environment. Phil has consistently forged a unique path in musical expression. Personal highlights includeThe Nargun and the Stars (Erth Visual & Physical 2009), Posts in the Paddock (My Darling Patricia - 2011), Murder (Erth Visual & Physical 2013). Recent collaborations include Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (2013), Vexed (Fiona Foley - 2013) and Dream of the Thylacine (Erth - 2013)