Stephen has worked on several full film scores as well as many tracks that have been used as TV and film underscore including Nightmares on Wax Les Nuits and Octave One Blackwater. Stephen possesses the key skills of a good orchestrator: the ability to convey to the orchestra the musical ideas, characterisation and emotions of the composer. He is also highly knowledgeable about the practicalities of orchestration, including musical language and conventions, orchestral hierarchy, function and scoring. He has the ability to quickly develop deep musical relationships based on this knowledge, combined with empathy towards composers and their work.
Stephen has been a key part of many creative teams for composers including numerous projects with Nitin Sawhney, Ruth Barrett (for the hit ITV show Whitechapel), Erran Baron-Cohen, Rhett Brewer, Ian Mack and Spiral Music. Stephen and his team can also provide full score editing and copyist services for composers.
RECORDING AND PRODUCTION EXPERTISE
Stephen has the requisite professional technical expertise of both the recording and production process. He is also a proficient score editor in Logic and Sibelius.