Composer • Producer • Creative Mastermind

Bio

Phillip A. Peterson is a composer, orchestrator and a creative catalyst with work spanning from symphonic commissions, orchestrations for hip hop/pop to intricately composed film scores. His original compositions have been premiered by the Seattle symphony and have been featured in numerous films, commercials, and digital media. Peterson’s unmatched talents and creativity have lead to frequent collaborations including; orchestrating for Lorde and Ed Sheeran, producing & contributing to albums by Portugal. The Man, arranging & recording strings for Maroon 5, and appearing on records with Cashmere Cat and Kehlani.

Peterson has worked on many Grammy nominated records, contributed to Telly award-winning advertising campaigns, and has more than 10 Platinum and Gold Records to his credits. His discography below shows an abbreviated list of albums he has contributed to with arranging, orchestrating, producing, performing, recording, and/or composing. Commercial clients include PBS, Amazon, Microsoft, Verizon, ClipCard, The NewBlank, Seattle Symphony.

Phillip has a penchant for creating just the right feel for any project. Whether composing for a 50 piece orchestra or solo cello, his skills are unmatched in the art of musical interpretation of the visual world, with each note reflecting a color, a moment, or an emotional entanglement.

“With all my work, I strive to create suspension of disbelief. The goal being to create a pure, lucid moment where all practicality, responsibilities, and even time & space are vanquished, leaving behind an ethereal, transcendent moment where you can truly feel and be with the music.”

Phillip Peterson

Peterson is a Seattle native, born into a musical Family. He started playing the cello at the age of 3 on a viola fitted up with an endpin. His family founded a youth symphony, started a music school and toured the country playing classical works adapted and orchestrated by his mother. By the age of 17, Peterson was touring in Europe as a principal cellist, while writing and composing his own pieces, from rock ballads to string quartets. His skill as a composer has been honed by many travels, performances, and collaborations with other creatives and gifted musicians. Peterson has been commissioned several times to compose and arrange for the Seattle Symphony, and wrote over two hundred works for his Experimental Orchestra, conducting his and other works several times in Benaroya Hall, Seattle.

Discography

Beautiful Trauma

2017
P!nk
album: Beautiful Trauma
song:

cello, string arrangement

P!nk
Reputation

2017
Taylor Swift
album: reputation
songs: Look What You Made Me Do

cello, string arrangement

Taylor Swift
Jessie Ware Glasshouse

2017
Jessie Ware
album: Glasshouse
song: Selfish Love, Alone, Sam, Hearts

cello, string arrangement

Jessie Ware
Melodrama

2017
Lorde
album: Melodrama
songs: Sober II, Hard feelings, Writer in the Dark

cello, string arrangements

Lorde
The Temple Of I & I

2017
Thievery Corperation
album: Temple of I & I

cello, string arrangement

Thievery Corp
9

2017
Cashmere Cat
album: 9
songs: Europa Pools, Night Night (ft Kelani), 9

orchestration, cello

Cashmere Cat
Divide

2017
Ed Sheeran
album: Divide
song: Happier

cello, string arrangement

Ed Sheeran
Second Skin

2017
Maiah Manser
album: Second Skin EP

cello, string arrangements

Maiah Manser
We Could Be Beautiful

2017
Wrabel
album: We could be Beautiful
song: Poetry

cello, string arrangement

Wrabel
Gone Now

2017
Bleachers
album: Gone Now
song: Nothing is U

cello, string arrangement

Bleachers
Dead To The World

2016
Helmet
album: Dead to the World

string arrangements, cello

Helmet
Coals

2016
Shaprece
album: Coals
all songs

principal member, producer, cello, orchestration

Shaprece
Reason

2015
Selah Sue
album: Reason

cello, string arrangement

Selah Sue
Tough Love

2014
Jessie Ware
album: Tough Love
song: Champagne Kisses

cello, string arrangement

Jessie Ware
V

2014
Maroon 5
album: V
song: My Heart is Open (ft. Gwen Stefani)

cello, string arrangement

Maroon 5
Pocketknife

2014
Mr. Little Jeans
album: Pocketknife
songs: Mercy, Don't Run

cello, orchestration

Mr. Little Jeans
Let The Road

2014
Rixton
album: Let the Road
songs: Hotel Ceiling, Me and my Broken

Rixton
Strange Desire

2014
Bleachers
album: Strange Desire
song: Who I want you to Love

cello, string arrangements

Bleachers
How I Feel

2014
Flo Rida
song: How I Feel

cello & horns, orchestrations

Flo Rida
Foxes: Glorious

2014
Foxes
album: Glorious
song: Let go for Tonight

cello, string arrangement

Foxes
Afraid Of Heights

2014
Wavves
album: Afraid of Heights
songs: Dog Demon to Lean on, Everything is my Fault, Afraid to dream

cello, string arrangement

Wavves
Lupe Fiasco

2013
Lupe Fiasco
song: Old School Love (ft. Ed Sheeran)

cello, string arrangement

Lupe Fiasco
Evil Friends

2013
Portugal. The Man
album: Evil Friends
song: Someday Believers

cello, string arrangement

Portugal. The Man
Lines We Trace

2013
Hey Marseilles
album: Lines we Trace

arranger

Hey Marseilles
The Truth About Love

2013
P!nk
album: The Truth about Love
song: Are We All We Are

cello, string arrangement

P!nk
No Blues

2013
Los Campesinos!
album: No Blues

cello, string arrangement

Los Campesinos!
Long Live A$AP

2013
A$AP Rocky
album: Long. Live. A$AP
song: I Come Apart (ft. Florence Welch)

cello, string arrangement

A$AP Rocky
The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

2013
Nada Surf
album: The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy
song: When I was young, Jules and Jim, Let the light do the fighting

cello, string arrangement

Nada Surf
In The Mountain In The Cloud

2013
Portugal. The Man
album: In the Mountain in the Cloud

cello, horns, orchestration

Portugal. The Man
Big In Japan

2013
Tennis Pro
album: Big In Japan Original Soundtrack

composer, producer cello, orchestrations

Tennis Pro
Master Of My Make Believe

2012
Santigold
album: Master of my Make Believe

cello, string arrangement

Santigold
Chapter V

2012
Trey Songz
album: Chapter V
song: Heart Attack

cello, string arrangement

Trey Songz
The Papercut Chronicles II

2011
Gym Class Heroes
album: The Papercut Chronicles II
song: Stereo Hearts (ft. Adam Levine)

cello, string arrangement

Gym Class Heroes
Seeing Eye Dog

2010
Helmet
album: Seeing Eye Dog
song: LA Water

cello, string arrangement

Helmet
If I Had A Hi Fi

2010
Nada Surf
album: If I had a Hi Fi
song: Question, Evolution

cello, string arrangement

Nada Surf
Blood And Candy

2010
The Posies album: Blood/Candy
songs: The Glitter Prize, So Carolina, Accident Architect, Holiday Hours

cello, strings arrangement

The Posies
Tear The World Down

2010
We are the Fallen
album: Tear the World Down
song: I am Only One

cello, string arrangement

We are the Fallen
Shimokita Is Dead

2004-2011
Tennis Pro albums: Shimokita is Dead?, Cassidy's junior varsity make- out squad, Happy is the new Sad, Are you there God, It's Mr Tennis Pro

song writer, vocals, multi instrumentalist, orchestration

Tennis Pro
Mandala

2009
RX Bandits
album: Mandala

cello, string arrangement

RX Bandits
Wild Orchid Children Are Alexander Supertramp

2008
Wild Orchid
albums: Elephant album, Wild Orchid Children are Alexander Supertramp

Produced, engineered, orchestrations, cello

Wild Orchid
Ocean Eyes

2008
Owl City
album: Ocean Eyes
songs: Fireflies, Cave In, Umbrella Beach, On the Wing, the Tip of the Iceberg

cello

Owl City
Censored Colors

2008
Portugal. The Man
album: Censored Colors

produced, engineered, cello, orchestrations, vocals, multi-instrumentalist

Portugal. The Man
Lucky

2008
Nada Surf
album: Lucky

cello, string arrangement

Nada Surf
Kay Kay And His Weathered Underground

2008
Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
albums: Self titled, Introducing Kay Kay

produced, orchestrations, multi-instrumentalist, vocals

Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
Church Mouth

2007
Portugal. The Man
album: Church Mouth

vocals, cello, strings arrangements

Portugal. The Man
Voices

2006
Matchbook Romance
album: Voices

cello, string arrangement

Matchbook Romance
Get It

2006
The Lashes
album: Get it

cello, string arrangement

The Lashes
Thee Emergency

2006
Thee Emergency
albums: Solid, Cracka Slang (producer)

cello, string arrangement

Thee Emergency
Soft Commands

2004
Ken Stringfellow
album: Soft Commands

cello, strings arrangement

Ken Stringfellow
Phantoms

2005
Acceptance
Album: Phantoms

cello, strings arrangement

Acceptance
Strong Tower

2005
Kutless
albums: Strong Tower, Kutless

cello, string arrangement

Kutless
Little By Little

2005
Harvey Danger
album: Little by Little

cello, string arrangement

Harvey Danger
Brandi Carlile

2005
Brandi Carlile
album: Brandi Carlile

cello, strings arrangement

Brandi Carlile
Restored

2004
Jeremy Camp
album: Restored

cello, string arrangement

Jeremy Camp
Leviathan

2004
Mastodon
album: Leviathan

cello, string arrangement

Mastodon
Two Sides To Every Story

2004
Leroy Bell
albums: Spending Time, Two Sides to Every Story

cello, principal member, string arrangement

Leroy Bell
New Old Friends

2003
Dolour
albums: New Old Friends, CPR

cello, string arrangement

Dolour
Rockstar God

1999
The Makers
album: Rockstar God

cello, string arrangement

The Makers

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