Phil completed a PhD in Composition at the University of East Anglia in 2004, and is currently working at Norwich University College of the Arts where he teaches on the animation, film, and digital arts courses. His main areas of interest are circuit-bending and hardware hacking, the creation of electro-mechanical musical instruments and interfaces, and the use of these in live performance situations. Past works have involved modified CD players, electronic music boxes, and the live circuit-bending of a mains-powered Yamaha keyboard by dripping water onto the circuit-board. More recent work has included purely visual pieces exploring visible and invisible light and interfacing live plants with electronic devices to control electronic and mechanical sound-making devices. Phil has performed and worked with a wide range of sonic and visual artists and His music has been played and broadcast around the world.