As a composer Pippa has been involved in performances, recordings, collaborations, installations and multimedia work in the UK and abroad. She has written music for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3, Scottish Opera, Hanoi Contemporary Music Ensemble, St Magnus Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Mayfield Singers, Scottish Flute Ensemble, Paragon Ensemble, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Sonic Arts Network, Youth Music and COMA. She has written for numerous contemporary theatre companies including Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Traverse Theatre Company, Edinburgh, 7:84
She has devised and facilitated many community education projects, including composition workshops in Iran, over 50 composition projects in primary schools in Aberdeenshire, trained teachers in Scotland, Syria,Botswana, India and China with the British Council. She has taught at Edinburgh, St Andrew’s and Aberdeen Universities and composed with asylum seekers in Glasgow, Manchester and Edinburgh.
She completed her BMus, MA and PhD in composition at Birmingham University. She writes for Whitakers Almanac, Sunday Times and The Scotsman.