Philip Sheppard (musician)

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Philip Sheppard
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Sheppard at the 2008 Olympic Games
Background information
Born (1969-11-04) 4 November 1969 (age 48)
Genres Classical, film, television and video game scores and soundtracks
Occupation(s) Cellist, film, television, and video game score composer
Instruments Cello, electric cello, conductor
Labels Radiomovies Limited
Associated acts Unkle, Juliette Binoche, Akram Khan, Odesza, Pretty Lights
Website https://www.philipsheppard.com

Philip Sheppard (born 4 November 1969) is an English composer, producer, cellist, inventor, public speaker, philanthropist, professor at the Royal Academy of Music and creative innovator. He has composed more than 60 film, television and theatrical scores including Detroit: Become Human and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind the scenes Comic Con trailer. Sheppard was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a member of the Music Class of 2017.[1] Sheppard has recorded arrangements of all the world's 205 national anthems for the 2012 Olympics.[2]

Early life[edit]

Sheppard trained in cello and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, during which time he specialised in contemporary music. He worked closely with Hans Werner Henze, Sir Michael Tippett and Luciano Berio during this time as a founding member of the Kreutzer String Quartet. Whilst a student, Sheppard made weekly appearances at the Spitz nightclub, playing entirely improvised concerts, sometimes featuring his Piano Quintet  – formed with Keith Tippett. He collaborated with pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, who encouraged him to move away from a conventional musical environment, and pursue his composition. He went on to pioneer electro-acoustic improvisation joining the Smith Quartet and appearing regularly with the London Sinfonietta. After completing a fellowship, he was made a professor at the Royal Academy of Music where he is now a senior lecturer.

Career[edit]

Film soundtracks[edit]

Sheppard’s first orchestral soundtrack was commissioned in 2007 for the documentary feature, In the Shadow of the Moon, which won major awards at the Boulder, Florida, Indianapolis and Sedona film festivals, as well as the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The soundtrack was released on the Lakeshore records imprint.

In 2008 with members of UNKLE he arranged and performed solo cello on the remix of The X-Files theme music for the end titles of 'X-Files I Want to Believe'. Also, in 2008, Sheppard composed the music for the South Korean film, Dream [1].

His next major commission was the soundtrack for 'Sergio' directed by Greg Barker which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2010, Sheppard composed the score for the documentary film, The Tillman Story, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary.

In 2011, Sheppard composed the soundtrack for 2 documentaries that premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival: The Flaw directed by British filmmaker David Sington, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema - Documentary and Bobby Fischer Against the World, directed by Liz Garbus. Also, in 2011, his album Cloud Songs was used for the film First Orbit , a real-time recreation of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station and combined with Yuri Gagarin's original voice recordings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the flight of Vostok 1.

In 2012, Sheppard composed the music for the short film The Long Journey Home [2] and also worked again with film-maker Liz Garbus on the documentary film Love, Marilyn starring Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Glen Close, Uma Thurman and Viola Davis.

In 2013, Sheppard once again collaborated with director Greg Barker and producer John Battsek to compose the score for the Emmy winning documentary Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Osama Bin Laden, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary.

In 2014, Sheppard composed the score for 3 documentary films, We Are the Giant, 1971, and The Human Face of Big Data. Sheppard’s collaborations with director Greg Barker and producer John Battsek continued with We Are The Giant, a documentary film about the Arab Spring and which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. 1971, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on 18 April 2014 and was nominated for the Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature.

In 2015, Sheppard collaborated with professional climber, mountaineer, skier, director and photographer, Jimmy Chin and professional climber, mountaineer and author Conrad Anker, on the award-winning documentary adventure film, Meru. Twelve of the tracks from the film’s soundtrack were composed by Sheppard. Meru premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Documentary and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary. In 2015, Sheppard also composed the original score for the documentaries Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science [3] and The Fear of 13 directed by David Sington and which was nominated for the Grierson Award for Documentary Film at the 2015 London Film Festival.

In 2016, Sheppard created the original score for 3 documentary films: Keep Quiet, Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan which was nominated for the Knight Documentary Achievement Award at the 2012 Miami Film Festival, and The University. Keep Quiet, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival where it was nominated for the Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature. Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan and The University was awarded Best Documentary Film at the 2016 L.A. Raw Science Film Festival.

In 2017, Sheppard teamed up again with director Greg Barker and producer John Battsek to release, The Final Year [4], which premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival, and Legion of Brothers [5] which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sheppard also composed the original score for Chosen [6], starring Harvey Keitel. In 2018, Sheppard collaborated again with director David Sington, who he worked with on In the Shadow of the Moon, on the Netflix original documentary, Mercury 13, [7] which premiered at the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Television scores[edit]

In 2008, Sheppard Philip composed the music for the 4 part TV series documentary, Moon Machines: The Lunar Module, The Navigation Computer, The Command Module and The Saturn V Rocket. In 2009, Sheppard also wrote a set of pieces for Viol Consort that formed the soundtrack for Dr. David Starkey's series on Henry VIII. It also featured Scottish singer Dot Allison. Also in 2009, Sheppard composed the music for the TV movie, Juliette Binoche: Sketches for a Portrait. In 2010, Sheppard composed the music for and was the music producer for three episodes of the PBS TV series, God In America: Composer: Soul of a Nation/Of God and Caesar, A Nation Reborn/A New Light, A New Adam/A New Eden. Sheppard also composed the music for the National Geographic TV documentary Inside the Milky Way, and the BBC TV documentary, Little Ships which marked the 70th anniversary of Dunkirk. In 2012, Sheppard composed the music for one episode of The Churchills: The Choice. Sheppard also created the soundtrack for the PBS TV documentary Secrets of the Sun:Nova.

In 2013, Sheppard created the soundtrack for The Fantastic Mr. Feynman, a TV documentary on the life and work of Nobel prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman. In 2014, Sheppard wrote the music for the BBC series Human Universe presented by Brian Cox and for the TV documentary, A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY. For the Rugby World Cup in 2015, Sheppard composed the piece, This is Rugby, which was used as the theme music and for the players’ entrance.

Video game and apps[edit]

Sheppard composed the music for the virtual reality video game, Kitty Nigiri. In 2018, Sheppard composed the score for the character, Kara, in Quantic Dream’s video game Detroit: Become Human.

Solo albums and collaborations[edit]

Sheppard’s early solo albums, 'The Glass Cathedral' and 'The Diver in the Crypt', featured new compositions devised for site-specific performances. The albums received rave reviews on release and are regularly played on Radio 3. The tracks feature a specially commissioned electric cello that has become a cornerstone of many of Sheppard's compositions. The albums attracted the attention of Scott Walker, who invited him to play at his Southbank Centre Meltdown Festival. They collaborated again on Pulp's album 'We Love Life' with Jarvis Cocker and after that on Walker's critically acclaimed album 'The Drift'. He has also arranged songs for Jarvis Cocker's solo album 'Jarvis', David Bowie and Suzanne Vega.

Sheppard released Somewhere Along the Edge in September 2016. It was his first studio album away from specific movie soundtracks since The Diver in the Crypt. “Each track is dedicated to someone who lives fully at the edge of life -whether explorers, artists, travelers or thinkers.” Sheppard regularly collaborates with James Lavelle and UNKLE. In 2008, they wrote and produced the album 'End Titles....Stories for Film' (with Gavin Clark, Josh Homme, Chris Goss and Pablo Clements) following the success of the recent album 'War Stories'. In 2017, Sheppard collaborated again with Lavelle on UNKLE’s fifth studio album The Road: Part 1.

In 2017, Sheppard collaborated with Odesza on their album, A Moment Apart, which was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album and the single “Line of Sight” featuring WYNNE & Mansionair was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards A Moment Apart. Sheppard is featured on the strings for A Moment Apart and Just A Memory. In 2018 Sheppard released his sophomore solo orchestral album, Fall From Earth, on June 22, 2018. Each track on the album has an intricate and deep meaning reflective of human experiences.[3]

Live event and stage production[edit]

Sheppard has produced the music for two BBC TV live events; The Manchester Passion in 2006 and The Liverpool Nativity in 2007. These have won numerous awards, including the BBC award for Best Music Production of the Year, which was awarded to Sheppard, together with the writer Stephen Powell.

Sheppard has had a long and fruitful professional relationship with Akram Khan. He first joined Akram as an improvising cellist in the Kathak projects 'Third Catalogue' and 'Ronin', collaborating with Hanif Kureishi and the AK Company for 'The God of Small Tales'. In 2006, Sheppard was commissioned to write 'Sacred Monsters' for Akram Khan and Sylvie Guillem. He toured with the production until the summer of 2007, his final performance being at the Herod Atticus theatre in the shadow of the Parthenon. In 2008, Sheppard was commissioned to compose the score for a new Akram Khan collaboration featuring Juliette Binoche. The production, In-I, staged at the National Theatre in London featured design by Anish Kapoor.

Sheppard wrote and produced music for the Olympic Handover Ceremony, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This marks the point when the Olympic flag passes to London in preparation for the 2012 games. The sequence begins with the orchestral work 'This is London' performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, and leads to an arrangement of 'Whole Lotta Love' (by Led Zeppelin) performed by Jimmy Page, Leona Lewis and the London Symphony orchestra. This version of the song was co-produced by Steve Robson, Jimmy Page, Sheppard and Leona Lewis.

In 2009, Sheppard performed in 5 performances of the TV series, BBC Proms: Prom 9: Elgar Anniversary, Prom 12: 1934, Prom 38: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Prom 59: Tonhalle Orchestra, Prom 64: Jurowski & London Philharmonic. For the 2012 London Olympics 2012 Summer Olympics, Sheppard conducted, rearranged and edited all 205 national anthems for the winners’ ceremonies. The national anthems were recorded with The London Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios and took 52 recording hours. In 2016, Sheppard, in collaboration with James Lavelle of UNKLE, co-produced Daydreaming With Stanley Kubrick [8], an audio-visual show set in Somerset House against visuals from Stanley Kubrick’s various works. In 2017, Sheppard performed live at Facebook Headquarters. In 2018, Sheppard performed at the HATCH Global Impact Series[4] with International Human Rights Attorney Kimberley Motley, musician KT Tunstall, spoken word artist Steve Connell, and Paul Durham to raise awareness for the Identity Project.

Innovation[edit]

In March 2015, Sheppard released the game Compose Yourself through ThinkFun, a game that enables players to build their own symphonic works using a computer algorithm and an deck of cards.[5][6]

Keynote speaking[edit]

Sheppard has delivered keynotes on creative innovation, intersection of music and data, the innate musical ability within each person, and other topics that connect music to creativity, tech and introspection in conferences around the globe such as C2MTL,[7] eg conference,[8] Business Innovation Factory,[9] and The How To Academy.[10]

Philanthropy[edit]

Sheppard previously served on the Executive Board of HATCH, a 501(c)(3) founded in 2004. Sheppard also speaks and performs at various HATCH events including, the annual Big Sky HATCH Experience and HATCHEdu. In December 2015, Sheppard performed at the Eiffel Tower on the opening night of the Paris Climate Change Summit, COP21, to start 1 Heart 1 Tree's effort to re-forest conflict and war zones. The performance and virtual reforestation installation were live extensions of the 1 Heart 1 Tree app that focuses on climate change. The music used by the app and during the Eiffel Tower 3D projections are from Sheppard's album, Strange News from Another Star.

In 2015, Sheppard co-founded the HATCH Ostinato Project, whose mission is to empower students to realize that they can compose music by enabling them to experience original, fully realized sounds. The program matches composers and professionals with schools and music classes to allow for collaboration on music creation, resulting in professional music production. Sheppard has contributed his music to several films, such as Josie’s LaLa Land, an animated film about a fourteen year old’s battle against leukemia, A Cow Can Change Everything, a short film about the story of families in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda and the support they received from the Gates Foundation, and A Dangerous Journey, an animated film about the exploitation, abuse and degradation of children in Africa. Sheppard has also contributed his music to such organizations as PeaceLove Storytellers, MyCounterpane, and the BBC Natural History Unit.[citation needed]

Awards, nominations and achievements[edit]

Year Nominations Notes
2007 International Film Music Critics Award Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature Film for In the Shadow of the Moon
2017 Grammy Award Best Dance/Electronic Album for A Moment Apart
Year Achievements Notes
2010 Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM) limited to 300 former Academy students, and awarded to those musicians who have distinguished themselves within the profession
2015 Top 100 Creatives by Origin Magazine Named one of Top 100 Creatives by Origin Magazine
2017 Inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Class of 2017[11]

Discography[edit]

Solo Albums and Collaborations

Year Album Name Notes
1996 Steve Beresford: Cue Sheets II Cello soloist
1997 Tippet: String Quartet Nos. 3& 5 Cello soloist
Upon Silence Collaborator
Tippet: String Quartet Nos. 1, 2 & 4 Cello soloist
1998 Quotation of Dream Collaborator
1999 Silencio Cello soloist
The Glass Cathedral Self-released album
2000 Linuckea Cello soloist
The Diver in the Crypt Self-released album
Hot Cello soloist
2001 Regeneration Cello soloist
We Love Life Cello soloist
2002 David Bowie Heathen Sheppard worked on a trans-Atlantic collaboration with David Bowie on the track Everyone Says Hi from Bowie’s album, Heathen, which sampled his electric cello. Sheppard played 40 cellos, arranged and recorded the strings for the track.
Joby Talbot:The Dying Swan Soloist on the electric cello and cello
2003 Sound of the Underground Soloist and string arranger
Never, Never, Land Cello soloist and electric cello.
2004 Colour The Small One Collaborator
Global Underground: Romania #26 Cello Soloist
Jameila:Stop Cello soloist and string arranger which is featured in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
2005 HAL Soloist and Strings arranger
The Story Goes… String arranger
2006 O Jerusalem Soloist on the electric cello
Poison Sweet Madeira Cello soloist
Journey South String arranger
The Drift Orchestrator,conductor,and soloist on the cello
Undiscovered String arranger
Stay Under The Stars Cello soloist
For You String arranger
Jarvis Arranger of vocals, choir and strings
Ali in the Jungle - The Hours Sheppard was a member of Brit Rock band The Hours and orchestrated many of the band’s songs.
2007 In The Shadow of The Moon Composer
Narcissus Road Cello soloist, string arranger, conductor
And Who Shall Go to the Ball? And What Shall Go to the Ball? Cello soloist
War Stories Collaborator
Beauty and Crime Collaborator
Rebel Without a Cause / East of Eden Collaborator
Run Soloist
2008 Moon Machines Composer
Jack Mcmanus – Bang on the Piano String arranger
The Circus Cello soloist
X-Files: I Want to Believe Sheppard together with members of UNKLE, arranged and performed solo cello on the remix of The X-Files theme music for the end titles of the 2008 film ‘X-Files I Want to Believe’.
End Titles…Stories for Film Composer and string arranger
Unkle End Titles redux Collaborator
2009 Sergio Composer
GU37: Bangkok Composer
We Fell To Earth Electric cello soloist
2010 A Tillman Story Composer
Where Did the Night Fall Collaborator
2011 Bobby Fischer Against the World Composer
Park Bench Theories Cello soloist
L’Un N’Empeche Pas l’Ature Arranger
2012 Express Tracks Composer
Love, Marilyn Composer
2013 ...Like Clockwork - Queens of the Stone Age Collaborator
These New Puritans Field of Reeds Composer
A Color Map of the Sun Orchestrator and string arranger (cello, electric cello, strings, viola de gamba and violin)
2015 Strange News From Another Star Self- Released EP
The Blue Notebooks Cello soloist
Rugby World Cup Composer
Naples #G4U1 Composer, cello soloist, and string arranger
2016 Keep Quiet Composer
Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick Collaborator and co-producer
Retrospective Cello soloist
Somewhere Along The Edge Self-released album
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan Composer
2017 Legion of Brothers Composer
Max Richter : On the Nature of Daylight Cello soloist in Max Richter’s track, On the Nature of Daylight, which is featured in both the opening and closing sequences of the sci-fi film, Arrival
Chosen Composer
Unkle The Road Composer, cello soloist
2018 Fall From Earth Self-released album

Filmography[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Stealing Rembrandt Musician (electric & acoustic cello)
2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Soloist & Arranger “Stop” by Jamelia
2005 Mørke Conductor 2006 Robert Festival: Nominated for Best Original Score
2006 Manchester Passion Producer, Arranger & Musical Director BBC Music Production of the Year Award 2006
2007 In the Shadow of the Moon Composer 2007 International Film Music Critics Award: Nominated Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature Film
Taxi to the Dark Side Musician (electric & acoustic cello)
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man Himself, Musician
BMW See How It Feels Orchestrator The commercial was soundtracked by a modern re-working of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony produced by UNKLE and orchestrated by Sheppard.
Imagine Himself
Classic Britannia Himself 3 episodes: Adapt or Die, Modernism & Minimalism and The Landscape of Changes.
Liverpool Nativity Musical Director
2008 Josie's LaLa Land Composer
The X Files: I Want to Believe Musician & Arranger Sheppard together with members of UNKLE, arranged and performed solo cello on the remix of The X-Files theme music for the end titles of the 2008 film ‘X-Files I Want to Believe’.
Moon Machines Composer
Dream(2008 film) Composer
2009 Sergio Composer

2009 Sundance Film Festival: Nominated for a Grand Jury Prize for Documentary
2009 Heartland Film Festival: Documentary Feature

Pssst Pass It On!: Legends of Exos Composer Section 3
Xtrems Composer 2010 Gaudi Awards: Nominated Best Film in Catalan Language Nominated for Best Original Score
Lucky Composer
Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant Composer
BBC Proms Musician 5 episodes: Prom 9: Elgar Anniversary, Prom 12: 1934, Prom 38: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Prom 59: Tonhalle Orchestra, Prom 64: Jurowski & London Philharmonic
P.O.V. Composer 1 episode: The Principal Story.
Juliette Binoche: Sketches for a Portrait Composer
2010 The Tillman Story Composer
The Planets: An HD Odyssey Composer
Lives of The Artists: Follow Me Down Composer Sheppard and UNKLE score a short movie for energy drink company, Relentless.
Inside the Milky Way Composer
God In America Composer 3 episodes:God In America: Composer: Soul of a Nation/Of God and Caesar, A Nation Reborn/A New Light, A New Adam/A New Eden.
A Cow Can Change Everything Composer
Little Ships Composer
2011 The Flaw Composer
Bobby Fischer Against the World Composer
Chess History Composer
The Fight for Fischer's Estate Composer
First Orbit Composer
The Denali Experiment Composer Sheppard’s song Night Vision is used in the film.
Koran by Heart Composer
2012 The Long Journey Home Composer
The Churchills (TV series) Composer 1 episode: The Choice.
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder Composer
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music Composer Sheppard composed music for the 2012 London Olympic Games Closing Ceremony. Sheppard conducted, rearranged and edited all 206 national anthems for the winners’ ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The national anthems were recorded with The London Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. The recording process took a total of 52 recording hours. The anthems produced by Sheppard are to be used for the next 25 years of International Olympic Committee events.
Secrets of the Sun: Nova Composer
A Dangerous Journey Composer
Love, Marilyn Composer
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Musician
2013 Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden Composer
The Fantastic Mr. Feynman Composer
Redemption Musician
30 for 30 Composer Sheppard wrote and performed the songs “Adrenaline Rusher”, “The Squall”, “Trepidation”, “Breaking Horizon” on the soundtrack for the episode, Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, on the ESPN’s series documentary, 30 for 30.
2014 We Are The Giant Composer
1971 Composer
The Human Face of Big Data Composer
UFC EA SPORTS Gameplay Series Composer Sheppard composed the score for the reveal of the Bruce Lee character.
A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY Composer
BBC Human Universe Composer
2015 Meru Composer
Independent Lens Composer 1 episode: 1971.
Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science Composer
The Fear of 13 Composer
Rugby World Cup Composer Sheppard composed the piece, This is Rugby, which was used for the players’ entrance and theme music.
Exhibiton Munch:Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum Composer Sheppard composed the music for the animation/live action promo for the Van Gogh Museum’s Exhibition Munch : Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum.
2016 Keep Quiet (2016 film) Composer
Casey's Wild Backyard Composer
Dancer Composer
The University Composer
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan Composer
2017 Legion of Brothers Composer
Chosen (2016 film) Composer
The Final Year Composer
2018 Mercury 13 Composer
The Seagull Composer Sheppard's song American Dream is used in the film's official trailer.

Live event production[edit]

Year Event Notes
1995 Meltdown Festival- Jeff Buckley Performed with Jeff Buckley at the Meltdown Festival.
1999 BBC World Service Millenium Concert Performed as the cello soloist at the BBC World Service Millennium Concert in Bethlehem.
2000 Meltdown Festival - Scott Walker Meltdown (festival) Performed with Scott Walker at the Meltdown Festival.
2002 Meltdown Festival - David Bowie Meltdown (festival) Performed with David Bowie at the Meltdown Festival.
2003 The Elephant Vanishes Sheppard’s work for multitracked cellos, Rain Steam and Speed, was featured in Theatre de Complicite’s The Elephant Vanishes – based on short stories by Haruki Murakami.
2004 Glastonbury Festival Performed live at the Glastonbury Festival with the band Hal, supporting Kasabian.
2006 Manchester Passion Sheppard was the producer, musical arranger and musical director.
Sacred Monsters Philip composed and produced the music for the dance performance Sacred Monsters, starring Sylvie Guillem and Akram Khan and performed at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
Alexander McQueen - Sarabande Sheppard composed and produced a version of Handel’s Sarabande in Black for Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2007 Paris Fashion Week show.
2008 In - I Composed Score
2008 Beijing Olympic Games Sheppard was the music director for the Olympic Handover Ceremony from Beijing to London.
Drifting and Tilting - The Songs of Scott Walker Featuring Damon Albarn, Dot Allison, Jarvis Cocker, Philip Sheppard, Gavin Friday, Michael Henry , Owen Gilhooly & Nigel Richards.
2012 Many Sheppard composed and produced the score for the dance performance, Many, choreographed by Thomas Noone at Ballet de L’Opera du Rhin.
Eg 6 Conference Sheppard plays the Star Spangled Banner on his Georgian cello.
2012 London Summer Olympic Games[12] Sheppard conducted, rearranged and edited all 205 national anthems for the winners’ ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The national anthems were recorded with The London Philharmonic Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The epic challenge took 52 recording hours. The anthems produced by Philip are to be used for the next 25 years of International Olympic Committee events.
A Room for London: Jarvis Cocker's Sounds from A Room Sheppard performed his electric cello with Pulp frontman and DJ, Jarvis Cocker, during a broadcast of his Sunday Service radio show for BBC 6Music.
2013 HATCH Conference Sheppard introduced his original composition, Woodwork, recalling his childhood experience in wood shop class.
The Downtown Dubai New Year's Eve Gala Sheppard wrote and composed the music for The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala, which featured an unparalleled display of colorful fireworks from the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. This the first time the New Year's Eve Gala fireworks display was set to music.
2014 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games The national anthems produced by Philip for the 2012 London Summer Olympics were also used for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Games.
C2 Montreal Sheppard performed Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah at C2 Montreal using an 18th Century Cello and a Boss Loop Pedal.
Meltdown Festival - James Lavelle Meltdown (festival) Performed with James Lavelle at the Meltdown Festival.
Le Tour de France Sheppard led the orchestra and chorus of Opera North at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Tour de France.
2015 One Drop in Vegas[13] Sheppard performed with Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas for a special one-off show as a featured musician along with John Legend.
Paris Climate Change Summit: 1 Heart 1 Tree Sheppard performed at the Eiffel Tower on the opening night of the Paris Climate Change Summit.
Rugby World Cup Composed theme music.
2016 Odesza: In Return Collaborated with Odesza on their show, In Return, at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO.
Daydreaming With Stanley Kubrick Sheppard, in collaboration with James Lavelle of UNKLE, co-produced Daydreaming With Stanley Kubrick.
Unkle: REDUX at Somerset House Featured on Unkle: REDUX at Somerset House.
2016 Rio De Janeiro Summer Olympic Games The national anthems produced by Philip for the 2012 London Summer Olympics were also used for the 2016 Rio Di Janeiro Olympic Games.
Pretty Lights Sheppard collaborated with Pretty Light’s on their two day Episodic Festival at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO.
2017 Facebook HQ Sheppard performed an impromptu live streamed concert at Facebook HQ performing Kashmir, Hallelujah, and Amazing Grace.
2018 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games The national anthems produced by Philip for the 2012 London Summer Olympics were also used for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.
HATCH Global Impact Series Sheppard produced the inaugural HATCH Global Impact Series at the Rialto in Bozeman, Montana and performed with international human rights attorney Kimberley Motley, Grammy-nominated musician KT Tunstall, Paul Durham, and spoken word artist Steve Connell to raise awareness for Kimberley Motley’s The Identity Project. [9]

Keynotes[edit]

Year Event Topic Notes
2009 Angel Recording Studios - Royal Academy of London Entrepreneurship and Transformation Welcome to Your Nightmare Recording Session
2010 National Gallery London Philosophy, History and Art The Architecture of the Imagination – Secret Rooms and Hidden Codes
2011 Dataversity Texas Creativity and Big Data An Information Symphony
TTI/Vanguard Paris Creativity and Big Data An Information Symphony
2012 Eg 6 Conference Living and Working on the Edge Sheppard plays the Star Spangled Banner on his Georgian cello. Global change
La Ciudad des Ideas Designing Creativity The Magic of If
2013 Eg 7 Conference Entrepreneurship and Transformation You Really Shouldn’t Do That With a Cello
HATCH Living and Working on the Edge HATCH Big Sky Experience 2013
ThinkFun Designing Creativity Serious Play
ChiTag Chicago Toy and Game Fair Designing Creativity Serious Play
2014 Gathering 4 Gardner Atlanta Philosophy, History and Art / Spontaneous Invention Jimi Hendrix was Pythagoras’ Fault and Summary Keynote
PlayCon Texas Designing Creativity Gamification and Creativity
Enterprise Data & BI Conference Creativity and Big Data Phrasing Data
Eg 8 Conference Living and Working on the Edge Philip performs live and recalls playing with Jeff Buckley.
C2 Spark Milan Designing Creativity Art from Thin Air
C2 Montreal Designing Creativity Music From the Cloud
HATCH Spontaneous Invention HATCH Big Sky Experience 2014
HATCHedu Montana State University - School of Architecture and Design Entrepreneurship and Transformation What They Won’t Teach You Here
C2 Spark Copenhagen Philosophy, History and Art / Designing Creativity Advancing Creativity by Playing with the Past
2015 Computer History Museum Designing Creativity The Revolutionaries Series – Philip Sheppard
Sid Lee Presents NYC Designing Creativity Creativity and You
C2 Montreal Spontaneous Invention All About the Baldwin, Summary Keynote
Google HQ Designing Creativity Emcee’d and structured a communication project around compositional thinking, a development of design thinking.
TED HQ Philosophy, History and Art Serious Play
HATCH Designing Creativity HATCH Big Sky Experience 2015
Deloitte Silicon Valley Spontaneous Invention Your Best Idea is Already in This Room
Facebook HQ Designing Creativity Make It From Thin Air
Apple NYC Spontaneous Invention Music and the Mac
Hasbro Designing Creativity Creativity Lab
2016 EY San Francisco Spontaneous Invention Hyperloop
KYU Collective Designing Creativity Renaissance Perspective
Allsteel San Francisco Designing Creativity Design Salon
HATCH Designing Creativity / Entrepreneurship and Transformation HATCH Big Sky Experience 2016
C2 Montreal Creativity and Big Data Data as Paint
PeaceLove Storytellers Designing Creativity The Unwritten Page
Montreal Grand Prix Philosophy, History and Art McClaren Symphony
IDEO San Francisco Designing Creativity Compositional Thinking
HATCHedu Montana State University - Music Department Entrepreneurship and Transformation Your Career Starts Today
EY Berlin Spontaneous Invention Summary Keynote
Missoula Sound Machine[14] Entrepreneurship and Transformation Make a List Today!
2017 HATCHedu Montana State University - Launchcats Entrepreneurship and Transformation Social Entrepreneurship
WHD.Global[15] Creativity and Big Data Intersection of Music & Data: The Innate Musical Ability Within Us All
EY San Francisco Spontaneous Invention Summary Keynote
Eg 11 Conference[16] Spontaneous Invention It’s Just as Easy to be Nice as to be an Asshole
Kering Imagine Americas Spontaneous Invention Emcee
PeaceLove Storytellers Spontaneous Invention Summary Keynote Performance
C2 Montreal Entrepreneurship and Transformation No Such Thing as a Bad Idea
How To Change The World Summary Keynote
Business Innovation Factory[17] Entrepreneurship and Transformation Philip delivered two keynotes at BIF2017 Storytellers.
2018 Techtalk Philosophy, History,and Art Podcast
Business Innovation Factory: Business Model Sandbox[18] Living and Working on the Edge Podcast
PeaceLove Storytellers Spontaneous Invention Summary Keynote
EG12 Conference[19] Living and Working on the Edge The Marvin Minsky Tapes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Paris Climate Change Summit: 1 Heart 1 Tree Musician Sheppard performed at the Eiffel Tower on the opening night of the Paris Climate Change Summit, COP21, to help kick off 1 Heart 1 Tree‘s effort to re-forest conflict and war zones. The performance and virtual reforestation installation were live extensions of the 1 Heart 1 Tree app that focuses on climate change efforts.
2015 DETROIT: Become Human Teaser Composer Sheppard’s track Windstorm was used in the teaser for DETROIT: Become Human.
2017 Kitty Nigiri Composer
2018 Detroit: Become Human [20] Composer Sheppard composed the soundtrack for the character, Kara.

Inventions[edit]

Year Project Notes
2015 Compose Yourself Children's music game[5][6]

Bibliography[edit]

Sheppard, Philip. 2008. Music Makes Your Child Smarter: How Music Helps Every Child's Development. (ISBN 0825673313 ISBN 978-0825673313). Schirmer Trade Books.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Academy, The. "New Academy Members". Oscars.org | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2017-10-21. 
  2. ^ Sweeting, Adam (17 May 2011). "Philip Sheppard: Around the world in 200 tunes". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  3. ^ http://ventsmagazine.com/2018/06/12/philip-sheppard-presents-fall-from-earth/
  4. ^ https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/go/spotlight/hatch-kicks-off-global-impact-series-at-the-rialto/article_17efd987-3666-5d69-a48d-900b4b4da137.html
  5. ^ a b https://www.wsj.com/articles/music-games-to-bring-out-your-childs-inner-mozart-1445960284
  6. ^ a b http://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/family/toy-fair-nyc-hot-new-toys-for-2017-1.13060771
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iT13-c3GBo
  8. ^ https://vimeo.com/219381451
  9. ^ https://vimeo.com/235427119
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjnFysK5MO8
  11. ^ Academy, The. "New Academy Members". Oscars.org | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2017-10-21. 
  12. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-13453944 https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/an-olympian-challenge-to-record-all-205-national-anthems-2360910.html
  13. ^ https://www.onedrop.org/en/about-one-drop/media-room/press-release/one-drop-draws-a-star-studded-turn-out-and-raises-more-than-6-million-at-third-annual-one-night-only-benefit-featuring-john-legend-in-las-vegas/
  14. ^ http://missoulian.com/entertainment/music/world-traveling-cellist-tells-students-risks-making-lists-are-key/article_52788a57-086b-5e1c-bc72-fef3daaba806.html
  15. ^ http://worldhostingdays.com/speaker-philip-sheppard/
  16. ^ https://www.egconf.com/presenters/philip-sheppard
  17. ^ http://bif.is/summit/innovator/philip-sheppard
  18. ^ https://www.businessinnovationfactory.com/podcast/philip-sheppard-draft-ugly-edit-beautifully/
  19. ^ https://egconf.com/presenters/philip-sheppard
  20. ^ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2018/04/12/how-detroit-become-humans-trio-of-composers-help-shape-the-ps4-sci-fi-thrillers-identity

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