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Philip Perkins (b 1951) studied art and motion graphics with David Foster and Robert Mullen (Univ. of Oregon, UOP) and was mentored by "Blue" Gene Tyranny in music composition and performance. He played in many rock, country and experimental music bands and was a member of The Residents performance ensemble 1979-84, as well as serving as their cinematographer and lighting designer. He has released 18 albums of his own work 1979-2012 on the Fun Music, Artifact and Captured Tracks labels, and was a member of The Bifurcators with Scott Fraser 1990--2008 (2 CDs, performances). His music, audio and radio works have been heard on NPR, CBC, European, Australian, and Japanese radio networks in addition to hundreds of local stations around the world. Perkins has advised the Alonzo King/Lines Ballet on several dance and video projects, mixed hundreds of film productions from Hollywood feature films to indie documentaries and recorded and mixed music for Tom Waits, Fred Frith, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Pauline Oliveros, Frederika von Stade, Mike Patton, The Lost Trio, negativland, John Bischoff, Ellen Fullman, Chris Brown, Kronos Quartet, Barbara Borden, Wadada Leo Smith, "Blue" Gene Tyranny, The Hub, Alasdair Fraser, Phillippe Jaroussky, Beausoleil, Fuzzy Bunny, Gino Robair, The SF Mime Troupe and The Residents among others. Film directors he has worked for include Errol Morris, Oliver Stone, John Korty, 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 and many others.
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