Abbey Road Masters: Acoustic UnderscoresMusic News | 07th Aug 2022
UMG's Abbey Road Masters series presents Acoustic Underscores, an inspiring mix of optimistic acoustic tracks.
Abbey Road Masters: Intimate ScoreMusic News | 20th Apr 2022
Delicate and reflective contemporary classical pieces performed by London Contemporary Orchestra in Abbey Road, Studio 2.
Polaroid Soundtracks #1: Brocken SignalTinkering | 31st Mar 2022
An old camera, some black and white film, strange structures of rural Derbyshire and some spontaneous sound sketches inspired by them.
What Is Garfunklr?Reading | 02nd Jan 2022
What do you get when you combine Art Garfunkel with OG photo-sharing service Flickr? Garfunklr. But why?
Paul Kenny: Seaworks show in SouthportShows | 22nd Jun 2021
Short film with soundtrack, part of Paul Kenny's solo gallery show 'Seaworks'
Ed Scissor + Lamplighter – Been A MinuteMusic News | 05th Jun 2021
Piano co-write with Lamplighter becomes new single with Ed Scissor on High Focus Records + stunning video.
Crash of Rhinos’ ‘Distal’ 10th Anniversary ReissueMusic News | 01st Apr 2021
Long out of print debut album from my band Crash of Rhinos is back on coloured vinyl for its tenth anniversary.
The Little Explorer Vinyl ReissueMusic News | 11th Feb 2021
Limited Edition double-vinyl reissue of the two albums by my first proper band.
Rolo Tomassi + Haiku Salut RemixesMusic News | 06th Feb 2021
matterlightblooming tracks get remix treatment from cinematic hardcore band Rolo Tomassi and wonder-trio Haiku Salut.
New Album Out NowMusic News | 16th Oct 2020
My new album matterlightblooming is out worldwide today. Pick your favourite buying/streaming platform from here, or buy CD editions direct from Reveal Records Store. Buy/Stream Buy CD
New Album Pre-orders + Trailer + SingleMusic News | 15th Sep 2020
I’m over the moon to announce my new album matterlightblooming. Recorded with the London Contemporary Orchestra at London’s Angel Studios, plus a string quartet and grand piano at Air Edel, it’s the biggest thing I’ve ever made. The first single Matter is available to stream everywhere from today, and pre-orders start on Bandcamp and the […]
Abbey Road Masters streaming nowMusic News | 24th Jul 2020
Over the last couple of years I’ve been at Abbey Road Studios a fair bit recording production music (for use in TV and Film) with the London Contemporary Orchestra. I’m super proud of all the work we’ve done there. Not only do I have to pinch myself every time I walk through the door (or […]
Ian Carr RemixMusic Production | 17th Jul 2020
Avant-folk guitarist Ian Carr is a really unique and wonderful musician and composer. Last year’s album I Like Your Taste In Music is brilliant. Reveal Records are releasing a remix single featuring me and GRIP TIGHT. It’s up for pre-order on Bandcamp today, and out fully next Friday. Listen to my remix below. I Like […]
Shane Thomas’ “Without A Lion” EPMusic Production | 10th Jul 2020
Last summer the virtuoso pianist Shane Thomas came to my studio for a few days to work on some of his compositions on my felted piano, with me as his producer. The result is the four song EP Without A Lion which is out now on Bucks Records.
Piano Piece for Piano Day 2020Tinkering | 28th Mar 2020
I spent an hour in the studio this afternoon, 28th March 2020…Piano Day. I laid down this piece that I’ve been working on recently. It’s called Rekindle… HAPPY PIANO DAY!
Dan Whitehouse ‘Dreamland Tomorrow’Music Production | 12th Jan 2020
Songwriter Dan Whitehouse has announced his new double album ‘Dreamland Tomorrow’, due out Spring 2020 on Reveal Records. I co-wrote/performed/recorded a track called ‘The Exit’ – a dreamscape of piano, vocal harmonies and synths. Congrats to Dan on completing an epic new record!
SKAM France SoundtrackFilm + TV | 15th Dec 2019
Abbey Road Masters tracks used in popular French TV series
Autumn PlaylistTinkering | 22nd Nov 2019
Here’s a half-hour playlist I’ve made of music that has really captured how it feels in the Amber Valley/Derbyshire Dales at this time of year. Stark and beautiful, threatening and welcoming. A real season of opposites. Most days I’m in the studio with the SAD lamp on, and when I listen to this set of […]
New Abbey Road Masters album releasedMusic News | 11th Sep 2019
Abbey Road Masters have released a new production music album of Widescreen Indie, featuring five of my tracks produced at Abbey Road’s Gatehouse Studio. It features acoustic guitars, piano, vocal harmonies and the London Contemporary Orchestra session string quartet. Listen at Universal Production Music. We made the album in six consecutive three-hour sessions across two […]
Live at Be Kinder, EdaleShows | 10th Jun 2019
Yesterday Jon McGregor and I played in the Jarvis Cocker and Jeremy Deller curated Be Kinder tent at Edale Village Fair. Edale is one of my favourite spots on planet earth, so to play there was super nice…especially with Jarvis and Jeremy pottering around and DJ-ing full-length Neil Young & Crazy Horse wig-outs through the […]
EDITH – short film now streamingFilm + TV | 23rd Nov 2018
BAFTA long-listed, Edith starring Peter Mullan and Michelle Fairley explores the heartbreaking inevitability that is old age.
Video: An Orchestra of Phones for Reservoir 13 LiveMusic News | 30th Oct 2018
Working with technologist Tom Armitage to create a communal surround-sound soundtrack for Jon McGregor's book tour.
Reservoir 13 Soundtrack EP Announced + Track DebutMusic News | 24th Oct 2018
Official Soundtrack to the Costa Novel of the Year 2017
Abbey Road Masters Production Music LibraryMusic News | 22nd Oct 2018
I'm proud to be part of Abbey Road Masters - the highest quality music for film and TV recorded, mixed and mastered at the world famous Abbey Road Studios.
Reservoir 13 LIVE @ Greenbelt FestivalShows | 23rd Aug 2018
The final live band show of the Reservoir 13 book reading tour.
Studio 2 and The Three PianosMusic News | 05th Aug 2018
More production music recording at Abbey Road Studio 2...
New Podcast with Original RJB SoundtrackMusic News | 23rd Jun 2018
Richard J. Birkin scores new podcast about the island of Rockall.
LORO Soundtrack double-album OUT NOWFilm + TV | 08th Jun 2018
The soundtrack to Paulo Sorrentino's new film LORO including Richard's piano piece Vigil V
Reservoir 13 – Radio 4 Book At BedtimeFilm + TV | 26th Apr 2018
Richard's track 'Vigil VI' is the soundtrack to the BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime version of Jon McGregor's novel Reservoir 13 (Costa Novel of the Year 2018).
Grawl!x album out todayMusic News | 06th Apr 2018
The third Grawl!x album is out today, featuring string quartet arrangements by Richard J. Birkin
Reservoir 13 Wins Costa Novel of the Year 2017Music News | 01st Feb 2018
Jon McGregor's novel wins Costa Novel of the Year 2017.
Abbey Road Studio 2 and London Contemporary OrchestraMusic News | 24th Jan 2018
Recording production music with LCO at Abbey Road Studio 2...
BBC Radio 4 presents ‘The Reservoir Tapes’Film + TV | 03rd Oct 2017
'Vigil I' to be the main theme for Jon McGregor's new 15 part series on BBC Radio 4.
Acts of Kindness (Soundtrack)Film + TV | 21st Sep 2017
Richard composes the soundtrack for a second CNN Great Big Story directed by James Sharpe.
Grawlix String ArrangementsMusic News | 15th Sep 2017
String arrangements for the new album by Grawl!x, and recording with Sinfonia Viva players.
Vigil I – LiveShows | 02nd Dec 2016
Video of a live studio performance of a track from Richard' acclaimed album 'Vigils'
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