Pippa Murphy is a composer and educator with a particular interest in vocal techniques, phonemes, electronica and ‘found’ sound.
Pippa Murphy’s work has featured in performances, recordings, collaborations, installations and multimedia work in the UK and abroad. She has written for BBC radio, various festivals, ensembles, numerous contemporary theatre companies and works regularly in cross-arts and multi-media collaborations.
She was recently commissioned to write a major new work ‘Anamchara – Songs of Friendship‘ in collaboration with Alexander McCall Smith for Scottish Opera’s youth orchestra and chorus as part of the Commonwealth Games.
She has directed many creative education projects throughout the world working in a variety of musical and social contexts. She has devised pieces and trained teachers with the British Council in Scotland, Syria, Vietnam, Botswana, India, Iran and China.
Her training in Indian Classical music informs many of her works, which are dramatic, multi-layered, inventive, expressive and sensory. Some pieces draw on the full effects of combining sound design with orchestras and voices.
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