Philip Perkins
sound designer, artist and engineer

philper @ or

Recent personal work at: and


Philip Perkins is a sound artist, designer, re-recording mixer and location recording engineer with nearly half a century of experience in all types of music, motion picture, dance and special venue style sound work. His credits include Hollywood movies, PBS documentaries, music albums and live streams, ballets and other dance works, podcasts, and sound installations.
works in progress (news))

Among his accomplishments are 20+ seasons and numerous special shows as the sound designer for
Alonzo King Lines Ballet, working closely with such guest artists as Zakir Hussain, Charles Lloyd, Edgar Meyer, Jason Moran, Kronos Quartet and Lisa Fischer. His work for Lines has also included music and sound composition as well as extensive sound editing and design for over a decade's worth of Lines ballets performed all over the world.
ballet and dance sound design projects)

Perkins has published 20 (more or less) albums of his sound works 1975-present on the Artifact Recordings, Fun Music, Captured Tracks and ChoonSubCity labels. Most of these are available through Bandcamp.
solo albums, films and videos).

From 1979-84 he was a member of
The Residents performance ensemble as well as their cinematographer and lighting designer. (

From 1983-2008 he was a member of
The Bifurcators with Scott B. Fraser. (The Bifurcators)

Music recording and mix clients include Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, Zakir Hussain, Rova Sax Quartet, Kronos Quartet, negativland, Tom Waits, Matt Nathanson, Fred Frith, Regina Carter, Pauline Oliveros, Frederika van Stade, Lisa Fischer, Philippe Jaroussky, Alasdair Fraser, Bob Mould, "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Wadada Leo Smith, The Hub, The Residents, Gordon Getty, Gino Robair, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Gatemouth Brown, J'Nai Bridges, Susan Graham...
music recording projects)

Notable film work includes recording and mixes for Errol Morris, Oliver Stone, John Korty, Drea Cooper, Nancy Kelly, Jesse Dylan, Finn Taylor, Debra Chasnoff, Bill Couturie, S. Leo Chiang, Rob Nilsson, Albert Maysles, Debbie Lum, HP Mendoza, Emiko Omori, Roger Sherman, Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman, David L. Brown, Gene Corr, Dyanna Taylor, Nicole Miller, William Farley.
documentary film audio post projects, dramatic film audio post projects )

Record labels: Fun Music, Artifact Recordings, Choon SubCity, Captured Tracks

details about:
-works in progress (news)
-documentary film audio post projects
-music recording projects
-ballet and dance sound design projects
-dramatic film audio post projects
-odd and strange sound design projects
-solo albums, films and videos
-The Bifurcators
-what about production sound?

Bio, discography, descriptions etc of my 1970s-90s music: (Mark Griffey's "Ultravillage" project).

Close associations:

Alonzo King Lines Ballet (sound designer 2012-, composer of "Figures of Speech" and "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled")

The Residents (1979-84)
The Bifurcators (1973-2008)
Scott Fraser
"Blue" Gene Tyranny (RIP)
Artifact Recordings
The Hub
Phillip Greenlief
Tim Perkis
Canyon Cinema (1973-)
One Pass Inc (1978-83)

Cinema Audio Society, Audio Engineering Society, IATSE

thanks for reading this far!

on-set music supervisor, Goodbye mr chips '21