SONO OTO is the nom-de-indie-rock of Mark Henry Phillips, an accomplished composer and sound designer for films, commercials and podcasts. He wrote the score for the first season of Serial. The last two films he scored are premiering at Sundance this January. Phillips was also the sound designer on sonically rich films like Academy-Award nominated Cutie and the Boxer, Ballet 422 and Teenage. And he was the producer, editor, sound designer, and composer on his latest project, Homecoming – a scripted narrative podcast starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, and Amy Sedaris.
To find out more on Phillips's work, visit www.MarkHenryPhillips.com.
SONO OTO's full-length album INHERITANCE will be released in March of 2017. It's a best-of collection of all the songs Phillips wrote and recorded - with no intention of ever releasing - in his home studio over the past decade. At a certain point Phillips had 40 partially-recorded tracks and he decided it was time to finish some of them. He narrowed it down to 12 of the best songs and brought in musicians like Sam Cohen, Nick Kinsey, and Graham Norwood to help finalize the tracks. The result is a Beatles-esque album with catchy tunes, thick vocal harmonies, polished production and lush string arrangements.
Phillips lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with his dog Lucy. If you want Sono Oto to tour to your area, write us!