Philip Sheppard to Perform for Audio Network During SXSW Event

Mar 06, 2014, 08:04 ET from Audio Network

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

International music company, Audio Network is delighted to announce that Philip Sheppard is to perform at the Audio Network sponsored event The Austin Jump-Off on March 12th 2014 during South By Southwest, the largest music, film and interactive conference in the world. Philip is a prolific film and theatre composer, virtuoso cellist and pioneer of the electric cello. The event is a collaboration with Black Magnetic Records (owned by internationally renowned Music Supervisor PJ Bloom), The Cellar Music, a premier independent publishing and marketing company and CandyShop Management, a leading independent artist management firm.

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Philip is one of Audio Network's 500 composers and has a diverse repertoire working with rock artists, feature films and stage works. In addition he produced the handover sequence in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and re-scored and recorded all 205 of the world's National Anthems (with the London Philharmonic Orchestra) for the London 2012 Olympics.

The Austin Jump-Off takes place at Maggie Mae's (323 Eth Street, Austin) from 11.30am - 5.00pm and will feature live music and performances organized by Candyshop Management, The Cellar Music and Black Magnetic. Philip's 12.00pm performance will be an interactive set during which he will show the audience how he builds up a track before performing it live.

Philip describes his set: "I am going to be using an 18th century English cello and 21st century guitar technology to build an improvised symphony on stage. My set will

range from 15th century dance music, through Appalachian songs to hardcore experimental music. Using horsehair, gut strings and harmonics alone I will attempt to prove that the oldest technology is sometimes the best, whether impersonating Jimi Hendrix's guitar tone or building an orchestral piece from scratch. I'll also incorporate sounds I've devised for songs I've worked on with artists as diverse as David Bowie, Jeff Buckley and Pretty Lights."

Ali Johnson, Global Head of Music, Audio Network comments; "We are very excited to be part of this showcase with PJ Bloom and Bridget O'Gara Bloom as its going to be an amazing event. When discussing who would be the perfect fit for our performance Philip was our obvious choice as he is a fantastically talented composer who has created some great work for us recently and we know that his live set will be very interesting to see, and hear."

Philip has composed and conducted three orchestral albums for Audio Network, all recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Additional Information on Philip Sheppard:

During his career, Philip has collaborated with many of the world's great artists and musicians - he has produced for artists as diverse as Jimmy Page and Ai Wei Wei and he recently won the BBC Best Production award. As well as his work with the Olympics he recently scored one of the world's largest pyrotechnics displays at the Burj Khalifa.

His early solo albums, The Glass Cathedral and The Diver in the Crypt set him on the path to major film commissions and collaborations with major rock artists including David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker, Jeff Buckley, Scott Walker, Suzanne Vega, UNKLE and Pretty Lights. He recently wrote with Queens of the Stone Age on their no.1 album Like Clockwork.

Philip's first documentary feature, In the Shadow of the Moon (2007), won the audience award at Sundance (as well as awards at the Boulder, Florida, Indianapolis and Sedona film festivals). This success was followed by the award-winning Sergio, Manhunt (Emmy award for best Documentary), Bobby Fischer against the World, First Orbit (to date, the most-watched feature film on YouTube), The Tillman Story, We are the Giant and Love Marilyn (with Uma Thurman, Glenn Close and Viola Davis).

Philip has also written many stage works including In-I for Juliette Binoche, and Sacred Monsters for the ballerina Sylvie Guillem. He composed Cloud Songs for his friend the astronaut Cady Coleman who took the album into space to play during her six month posting on the International Space Station.

About Audio Network:

With a catalogue of well over 70,000 original music tracks, Audio Network offers a complete music solution by cutting through the traditionally complex and costly processes of licensing music.  All high quality tracks are pre-cleared for multiple formats, for the world, forever through their website at

This approach allows producers to make content for international distribution, emerging platforms and new media without the need to go through the complicated and expensive process of clearing individual tracks or re-versioning productions. The company supplies music to some major international media clients, including BBC, HBO, MSN, MTV Networks, National Geographic, Ogilvy, and Endemol. 

Audio Network owns the rights to their extensive catalogue which covers a full range of music styles from large scale orchestral to hip hop and from country to rock.  This high quality music is created by its team of established international composers and recorded by major orchestras and artistes including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dame Evelyn Glennie OBE and the late Sir John Dankworth CBE. 

In addition to supplying original scoring, audio branding, sound design services and working as creative partners alongside over 500 renowned composers, Audio Network now has interests and operations in multiple territories, worldwide.

Listed as one of the UK's fastest growing technology companies in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 in 2011, 2012 and 2013; and the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 in 2013, Audio Network has also received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation (Technology) in 2008 and again in 2012 for International Trade. The company has grown its composer team, music catalogue and revenue from its music services every year since its incorporation in 2001 at an average Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in excess of 40% per annum.    

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