Awards - Mixing & Sound Design - Teaching - Sound Art - Other sound work - Education


Freelance sound designer, sound editor & dubbing mixer with several years of experience in in Britain, Switzerland, China, France, etc.
Films have been screened at numerous festivals and won several awards  (s. below), as well as shown on British, French, German, & Swiss TV.
Active also as picture editor & composer.
Visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art, HEADFilm School Geneva and others.
Graduated in Screen sound from the National Film & Television School (MA).
Swiss & Greek citizenship.
Fluent in several languages (French, English, German, Italian, Spanish)




She, a Chinese  – feature, dir. Xiaolu Guo, prod. Tigerlily films
[supervising sound editor, dubbing mixer] – China/UK/France/Germany 2009
Golden Leopard, Locarno Film Festival 2009

Abandoned Goods – dir Pia Borg & Ed Lawrenson, prod Fly Film,
[picture editor / sound design / music - UK 2014]
Golden Pardino for best foreign short, Locarno Film Festical 2014, sel Sundance 2015

By Our Selves – feature, dir Andrew Kotting, prod Soda Pictures [supervising sound editor / dubbing mixer] – UK 2015
Special Mention International competition – FID  Marseille 2015

In Waking Hours, dir Sarah Vanagt, prod Balthasar [supervising sound editor / dubbing mixer] – Belgium 2015
Audience Award, IndieLisboa 2015

A Spell to Ward off Darkness – feature, dir Ben Rivers & Ben Russell, prod Rouge International [supervising sound editor, sound recordist], - FR - EST 2013
New:Vision Award CPHDOX Copenhagen 2013, Collateral Award, Torino 2013

Os Vivos Tambem Choram fiction, dir Basil da Cunha, prod Box Productions – Cannes Festival director’s fortnight Ily Award, Swiss Film prize 2012 [supervising sound editor / dubbing mixer]

Capitaine Thomas Sankara feature documentary, dir Christophe Cupelin, prod Laïka Films, 2012 – Audience Award, Black Movie festival 2013 [supervising sound editor / dubbing mixer]

Her Master’s voicefeature documentary – dir. Nina Conti, prod Riaz Meer – 2012 [dubbing mixer]
Grierson Award 2013 for most entertaining documentary

How is your fish today ? feature, dir. Xiaolu Guo, prod. Jess Search/Channel 4/BritDoc; UK/China, 2006 [supervising sound editor & dubbing mixer]
Jury Grand Prize, Paris Women Film Festival, Creteil 2007;
Nominated for Sundance Grand Jury Prize & Rotterdam Tiger Awards 2007
Special Mention, Fribourg International Film Festival 2007, Special mention Pesaro 2007

We Went to Wonderland
– feature documentary, dir Xiaolu Guo, prod Perspective Films, 2008 – New Directors/New Films, MoMa New York 2008 [picture editor / supervising sound editor / dubbing mixer]
Special Jury Award, Cinesdelsur Film Festival Granada 2008

The piano tuner of Earthquakes - feature, dir. Brothers Quay, prod. Illumination Films / Keith Griffiths, UK/Germany 2005 [sound effects editor]
Special Mention, Locarno film festival 2005

– short, dir Danny Mulloy, prod Rattling Stick, 2007 [dubbing mixer]
Best British Short, Edinburgh International Film festival 2008, Best short film, Slamdance 2008, Best short film, California Independent Film Festival 2008

Odessa Odessa
- feature length documentary, dir Michale Boganim, prod Moby Dick films Paris, 2004 [sound editor]
CICAE award, Berlin Film Festival 2005, Jerusalem Film Festival 2004 award;
nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2005

Antonio's Breakfast
fiction, dir Danny Mulloy, 2005 [dubbing mixer]
BAFTA for best short film2006

Breaking out
- fiction, dir. Marianela Maldonado, prod. Intrepido films, 2004, [dubbing mixer]
Audience Award, Angers European film festival 2005;
selected for Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2004

The most beautiful man in the world
- fiction, 35mm, dir. Alicia Duffy, prod Breakthru Films [dubbing mixer]
TCM award for best short, London Film Festival 2003, nomin. for BAFTA 2003 – Cannes festival 2003

Coming Home
- animation, 35 mm, dir Gemma Carrington, prod NFTS, 2003 [dubbing mixer]
Silver Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival, 2003

- 35 mm, animation, dir. Kim Hyun-Joo, prod NFTS  [sound designer & dubbing mixer]
nominated for BAFTA 2003; Grand Prize, Puncheon International Festival, Korea 2002; Silver Hugo, Chicago international film festival 2002; CILECT Director's Award, Munich film fest. 2002

Last rumba in Rochdale
animation, dir John Chorlton, prod NFTS
[sound editor & music dubbing mixer]  - Golden Reel award for best sound, Los Angeles 2003; RTS 2003 best postgraduate animation award; Golden Plaque, Chicago international film festival 2002; Best Animated Short, Sitges Festival de Cinema de Catalunya, 2002

Mémoires incertaines
- documentary 35mm, 38 min, dir : Michale Boganim [dubbing mixer]
Gras Savoye award, Cannes 2002.



The sky trembles, The earth is afraid, and the two eyes are not brothers– feature, dir Ben Rivers, prod. Jacqui Davies / Artangel [supervising sound editor/dubbing mixer] –  UK 2015

Still holding still,
dir Sarah Vanagt, prod Balthasar [supervising sound editor / dubbing mixer] – Belgium 2015

Ate Ver a Luz / Après la Nuit
– feature, dir Basil da Cunha, prod. Box Productions, premiered at Cannes Quinzaine des Réalisateurs [supervising sound editor / dubbing mixer] – Switzerland / Portugal 2013

Loin des Yeux
– feature documentary, dir Britta Rindelaub, prod Alva Film [supervising sound editor / dubbing mixer] – Switzerland 2013

– feature, dir Andrew Kotting, prod Fly Films, [supervising sound editor, dubbing mixerå] - UK 2012
Age Is – feature – dir Stephen Dwoskin, prod House on Fire, 2012 [supervising sound editor, dubbing mixerå] - UK 2012

Toxic Camera
– video installation, dir Jane & Louise Wilson, prod Ohna Falby – [supervising sound editor, dubbing mixerå] - UK 2012

UFO in her eyes
– feature fiction, dir. Xiaolu Guo, prod. Corazon International
[supervising sound editor, sound designer] –, China/Germany 2011

– documentary, dir. Britta Rindelaub, prod. Alva Films, Switzerland
[supervising sound editor, dubbing mixer], 2010

Once upon a time Proletarian
– feature documentary, dir. Xiaolu Guo, prod. Chapter 2 films
[picture editor, composer, sound designer] –, China/UK 2009 – Venice Film Festival 2009

– feature, dir. Andrew Kötting, prod. Sciapode Paris
[supervising sound editor, dubbing mixer] – France/UK 2009 – Locarno Film Festival 2009

The Pharmacist
– feature, dir. Patrick Boetticher, prod. texturefilms
[supervising sound editor, dubbing mixer], 2009

Not Waving but Drowning
– documentary, dir. Elias Grootaers, prod. Cassette for timescapes / Emmy Oost
[supervising sound editor, dubbing mixer] – Belgium 2009

An Archeologist's Sunday
– short, dir. Xiaolu Guo, prod. Perspective Films
[supervising sound editor, picture editor, composer] – Premiere at Venice Film Festival 2008

The Solitary Life of Cranes
– documentary, dir. Eva Weber, prod. Oddgirlout, UK 2008
[supervising sound editor, dubbing mixer]

Mr. Bean's Holiday
– feature, dir. Steve Bendelack, prod. Working Title, UK 2007
[sound effects editor]

the Sun and the Moon
– feature, dir / prod  Stephen Dwoskin, 2007
[supervising sound editor / dubbing mixer]

The Shooter –
feature, dir. Joseph Rusnak, prod. Rudy Cohen / Sony Pictures – US/UK 2007
[dialog & ADR editor]

Girl's Club –
feature, dir. Eric Styles, prod Sherman Jay Sall, UK 2006 [sound effects editor]

El Camino de los Ingleses – feature, prod / dir. Antonio Banderas, after the novel by Antonio Soler, Spain 2006 [foley editor]

Second in Command
- feature, dir. Simon Fellows, prod Sony Pictures, 2006 [sound effects editor]

, - documentary, prod/dir. Christophe Cupelin, 2006 [sound designer, dubbing mixer]

Private Moments
– fiction, prod. Metropolis London, UK 2005 [dubbing mixer]

- feature, dir./prod. Steve Dwoskin, 2005 [dubbing mixer]

You never listen - animation, dir. Alys Hawkins, prod. Creative Films/Phil Davies 2005
[sound designer & dubbing mixer]

An Indiscreet journey
- fiction, dir. Olivia Lory Kay, prod. Michael Henrichs, Germany  / New Zealand, 2004 [sound designer & dubbing mixer]

- feature, prod. Future Film group, UK-Canada coproduction, 2004 [sound effects editor]

Danny and the Superdogs
- feature, dir. André Melançon, prod. Global Vision, Canada 2004
[dialog editor]

Macau, scarlet fragment
- feature documentary, dir. Michale Boganim, prod. Cinétévé Paris for Arte France and Germany 2004 [sound recordist & sound editor]

- feature documentary, dir/prod. by Asher Tlalim
premiered at Berlin Film Festival 2003 [sound designer, dubbing mixer]

Little figures
– documentary 35 mm, dir. Sarah Vanagt, prod. Anna van der Veen, Belgium ? UK
[dubbing mixer]

The Old Fools
– animation, dir Ruth Lingford for channel 4 – 2002 [sound designer & dubbing mixer]

Dim sum
- documentary 35mm, 35 min, dir. Jane Wong, prod NFTS [sound editor & dubbing mixer] Jury award, Doc en courts Festival, Lyon 2002

- fiction, 35 mm, dir. David Leroy & Christophe Billeter, 1998, Cannes festival 1998 [dubbing mixer]

Dondoli Studio
- documentary, 16mm, dir. Christophe Cupelin / Ph Ciompi, prod Laïka films, Switzerland 1997, [sound recordist, sound designer]





Visiting tutor for sound design :

     RCA Royal College of Art London
     HEAD film department, Geneva




We account the Whale immortal - Film installation by Jessica Rinland, sound creation by Ph. Ciompi
Part of Paths to Utopia, Somerset House East Wing gallery - London 2016

Harmless Poisons, Blameless Sins - 5 radio episodes based on Moroccan stories by Mohammed Mrabet
Directed by Ben Rivers, sound design by Ph. Ciompi, for BBC Radio4 - 2016

...of Inner Time - Sound installation in 50Golborne Gallery - part of Astronauts of inner space show - London 2016

Clelles Cut les Scées – 35 mins sound piece performed at les Scées sound & image event, France, August 2015

Fields Bootlegs Curiosités – 4 hour sound/music performance commissionned by Cave 12 Geneva, 2015

Vormsi Vinylscape – sound piece around the film ‘A Spell to Ward off the Darkness’ by Ben Rivers & Ben Russell, published as part of a double vinyl LP on Op50 - 2014

L’Orecchio Lontano – Sound installation commissionned by Tadlachance, Villatalla, Italia, 2014

Porteur de Son – Sound installations commissionned by Tadlachance, Cuges-les-Pins, France, 2012

Fanfare des Clous – Sound performance commissionned by Cave 12, Geneva, 2007

– Collaboration with Bianca Hester, Showroom London, 2008

Langues -
performance in language, commissionned by Abake & Sexymachinery, 2005
Fish Island, the making of a radio show
- radio piece in collaboration with Ella Gibbs, commissionned by Space Studios, London 2002
Whisper Shoebox
- sound installation, commissionned by Archipel, festival for contemporary music, Geneva 2002
- experimental sound design, 2000
Petite guerre bien gérée - radio piece, Switzerland 1999



     Field recording in West Africa, Turkey and Germany

     Sound design for Theatre & Dance

     Music composing for films





MA - National Film and Television School, UK, sound department.

MA - Ethnomusicology, Linguistics & Social anthropology
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Music Degree, Lausanne music Academy, Switzerland














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