Philip Codd is a composer best known for his feature film and short film scores.
Much of Codd’s output is written for orchestra, with additional works for brass bands, jazz ensembles and solo instruments. A highly versatile composer, he also works with elements of sound design and electronica to create music for a wide range of film and television features.
The films he has scored have won several awards and been shown across the world in festivals, cinemas and on TV. The feature ‘Best Little Whorehouse in Rochdale’ (2011) won the Festival Prize at London Independent Film Festival 2013, the Audience Award at Palm Beach International Film Festival 2012, and the Festival Award at San Diego Film Festival 2012. The short film ‘A Local Desperado’ (2012) won the People’s Choice Award at the Horizon Film Festival and was selected for the American On-line Film Awards.
Codd has also been commissioned to write for art installations, contemporary dance, adverts and a musical for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Alongside writing for film, Codd writes, arranges and performs in several bands. His band Secret of Life had success in the 1990s, with Part of your Crowd (1995) voted ‘single of the week’ by the NME.
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