Born in Somerset, England to a musical family, Richard Warp moved to the US in 2006. Since moving to San Francisco he has been working as a full-time composer and sound designer for educational toymaker Leapfrog.
Beyond commercial production, he is also active as a composer on the vibrant Bay Area new music scene, with a portfolio of works ranging in scope from solo performance to large ensembles. His work has been recognized with awards from the American Composers’ Forum, the Zellerbach Foundation and the New Spectrum Foundation.
In addition to ‘traditional’ composition, Warp’s practice touches on recent developments in cognitive neuroscience to further extend the boundaries of musical perception, working with the scientific communities of UC San Diego and UC Berkeley to develop new Brain-Computer Musical interfaces (BCMIs) for musical expression.
As an independent music producer, he is actively involved in recording and production for new music events, including true surround sound recordings of contemporary artists and ensembles under the New York-based New Spectrum label.
As an Artist/Producer member of the Manhattan Producers Alliance, he has been working with composer and Grammy winner Steve Horowitz (Super Size Me) to build out a West Coast chapter of this music industry networking organization, which launched at GDC in 2012.