Richard is a composer and producer of specialist and experimental digital projects. He uses inspiration from the world around him to create both real and imagined soundtracks, which are accompanied by unique digital installations. Richard’s works have been used in both television and online advertising for a range of prestigious brands including Emporio Armani. Before establishing himself as a composer, Birkin performed in several bands including Crash of Rhinos.
Following the success of his installation Night Sun in Nottingham for their Light Night event, Richard developed the technology used in the installation to produce a single of the work, using web coding to animate poetry with music and photography on a laptop or mobile. The project “Songs for Spoken Words”, funded by the Arts Council England/National Lottery Grant for the Arts, continued to build on this technology and was released in February 2015.