Emphemetry is the musical guise of Richard ‘Biff’ Birkin, a musician from Derby and founder of Time Travel Opps. Sometimes taking the form of intimate folk songs, ambient soundscapes, instrumentals, piano pieces, audio tinkering or post-rock; the music is more often than not inspired by the liminal, quiet timelessness of a city at night and the reflections or flights of imagination that happens then and there.
When performing live, Biff uses loop pedals to build the songs gradually while singing. He’s joined by Dan Bridgewood-Hill and/or Anthony Saunders on violin and drums.
Biff also collaborates with animator Aaron Bradbury at Luniere, contributing music to stories about inanimate objects and broken toys brought to life.