About

Richard Birkin is a dynamic modern composer, recording artist, media producer and creative director.

He grew up in a thriving Do It Yourself music scene in the East Midlands. The desire to create, learn and collaborate has only grown in the decades since while making music, websites, videos, apps and art.

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Music

Richard Birkin is a recording artist and composer for TV & Film. His solo music has been recorded by the London Contemporary Orchestra, ISKRA Strings and Sinfonia Viva players. He has released two critically acclaimed albums and a number of project-focussed EPs.

He has composed original scores for short films and commercials, and is part of the Abbey Road Masters team of composers, writing and recording production music at the legendary London studios.

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Creative Director/Producer

Alongside his work as a composer, Richard conceives and produces innovative media projects, installations and podcasts, with numerous projects funded by Arts Council England, Makerversity and D-LAB.

With years of experience as Lead Creative or Producer on a wide variety of projects and platforms, he has a knowledge of cross-platform media production combined with strong creative vision and a thirst for collaboration.

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Experience

Richard has also consulted in the roles of Service Design and User Experience & Design for clients such as National Grid, GAME, NSC Creative, Ravensbourne University London, Reveal Records and the Motor Sports Association.

Prior to freelancing, Richard spent years working for startups and creative agencies as a Lead Producer and Head of Development. Projects include Such Tweet Sorrow – Channel 4 and The Royal Shakespeare Company’s performance of Romeo & Juliet staged entirely on Twitter; the Oyster Card powered commuter game Chromaroma; the Perceptive Radio for BBC R&D; a CBeebies for Parents prototype for BBC Connected Studio; and Derby [2061], a location-based future narrative on Foursquare.