Joining Cirque du Soleil

PhilipSheppardCirqueCelloNo, that is not my normal cello…

Last month I travelled to Vegas to join Cirque Du Soleil for a special One-off show as a featured musician along with the wonderful John Legend.

The whole show was in aid of One Drop, and amazing charity established by Cirque to help those in need find water supplies.

It was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and I’m writing more about this very soon.

Here’s one of the pieces I played.

Joining Cirque du Soleil

Human Universe Soundtrack

Here’s a preview of my score for Human Universe featuring Professor Brian Cox, which debuts tonight on BBC2.

We’re going to release the soundtrack on iTunes, Spotify and many other digital music platforms shortly.

If you’d like to receive a one-off email when this is released, just leave us a short message below naming your favourite track.

You’ll get a free download of one of my other film scores by way of thanks.

And, you’ll really be helping us, as the most popular track will become the first track on the album.

Human Universe Soundtrack

Human Universe

Trey Ratcliff - Death Valley - Mysterious Rocks - low-X2One of my tracks from the forthcoming series ‘Human Universe’ presented by Brian Cox, Featuring Evelyn Glennie with the ESO & Philip Sheppard. The image is another stunner by my dear friend Trey Ratcliff (who’s probably in the desert at Burning Man right now…).

Human Universe

Le Grand Départ & The Ride of Your Life

The_Open_RoadThe title track of Le Grand Depart show, launching The 2014 Tour de France at Leeds Arena. Track by Philip Sheppard. Free download here.
Image courtesy of Trey Ratcliff. More of Trey’s amazing work here.More news & tracks here…

Press release:

British conductor and composer Philip Sheppard will lead the orchestra and chorus ofOpera North at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Tour de France.

The ceremony will take place at the Leeds Arena this Thursday, and will precede the Yorkshire Grand Départ.

Sheppard, who has previously arranged and composed music for both the London 2012 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, will perform new work inspired by the sounds of cycling.

The orchestra will also accompany Yorkshire band Embrace, who is headlining the event.

Sheppard has scored 25 feature films, and as a cellist, has worked with the likes of David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker and Jeff Buckley. He is widely-known for using electronics in conjunction with classical music.

The ceremony takes place on 3 July.

Le Grand Départ & The Ride of Your Life