Philip studied classical guitar at the Massey Conservatory of Music in Wellington in 1994. In 1998 he completed his first album “Quietude”; an album of solo classical guitar music composed by a range of composers from countries from Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, Spain, US, Australia, and England.
The intent of this album is to take the listener on a ‘quiet’ journey into a restful space. At the time of recording and choosing which pieces to put into the album he simply chose the pieces that he enjoyed playing and that were close to his heart.
Philip says “I love slowing myself down, having a quiet room with the guitar where I can begin to evoke images of places, people, colours, textures, time and space”. For me, recording is a platform for getting the music out into the world. Music is my passion; and to share this through recordings is something quite special”.
The album was made possible through his friend and recording engineer Ron Pontifex. Since completing this CD he has been working on another album which will be launched one track at a time.
Philip’s recordings have been played on Radio New Zealand (RNZ), and RNZ Concert.