'Music is the shorthand of emotion' (Leo Tolstoy)
'Music is what feelings sound like' (Author unknown)
Music is all about people's perceptions and emotions, which drive and propel an audience's understanding and feelings about stories they view. A good score can define a story as no word can possibly do, as it guides the viewer through a powerful, emotional journey.
With over 40 years of international experience including 2000 hours of television scoring including the NBC television series Santa Barbara, Australia's hit Neighbours, Outback House and Missing Persons Unit, as well as decades of live performance and recording work with big names from Barry Manilow, Minnie Riperton to Demis Roussos, Art Phillips delivers original music with a fresh distinctive approach to enhance the stories you want to tell.
Art Phillips – Music Composer, Producer, Arranger, Orchestrator and Musical Director.
...emotional solutions through music
Art Phillips, also known as Art Phillips (Arturo Di Filippo) on many record album artist releases, is a 2nd generation Italian who grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania (USA). All four grandparents were born in Italy, and his grandfather Antonio Phillips, born 'Antonio Di Filippo’, from Montenero Val Cocchiara, Molise (Italy), immigrated to the USA in 1901 where immigration officials at Ellis Island, New York City changed his name on arrival to Antonio Phillips. Art Phillips pays tribute to his grandfather and family name by including the actual family name of Di Filippo, and his Italian first name form from Art (born Arthur, to Arturo) on specific artist releases featuring himself on acoustic guitars and mandolins of Italian music content.
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'I am always looking for new challenges to develop a fresh sound to a project rather than predictable music clichés. In the early 1950s there was an American dramatic television series produced out of New York entitled 'DANGER', directed by Yul Brynner and Sidney Lumet, where the great guitarist and composer Tony Mottola scored all the episodes with the sound of a single guitar. It was such a unique and identifiable signature. I'm passionate about a strong collaboration with the filmmaker, and to develop a distinctive emotional soundscape to serve the visual story’. Art Phillips (2013)