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Stephen has long been considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. Based at London's BFI Southbank, but playing at all the major UK venues such as the Barbican Centre and the Imperial War Museum, he has recorded music for DVD releases, BBC TV screenings and museum installations of silent films. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates flute, accordion and keyboards into his performances, sometimes simultaneously.
He regularly performs internationally and in recent years his accompaniments have met with acclaim at film festivals in Pordenone, Telluride, San Francisco, Cannes, Bologna and Berlin. He has performed his score for A Cottage on Dartmoor at many venues, including New York's Lincoln Centre and Washington's National Gallery of Art. In 2011 and 2012, he was commissioned to compose ensemble scores for the London Film Festival Archive Galas of The First Born and The Manxman.
As an adjunct to his work in silent film, Stephen occasionally collaborates with a small group which recreates magic lantern shows. He is also a specialist in dance accompaniment and plays regularly at the London dance academies. In addition to his musical activities, he writes screenplays, and his short film Fatherspace was shown on Channel 4 and at the London Film Festival.
Stephen's music can be heard on the following DVDs:
A Cottage on Dartmoor, Primitives and Pioneers, RW Paul: the Collected Films, Mitchell and Kenyon: Edwardian Sports, Tales From the Shipyard
(all released by The British Film Institute)
Treasures from American Archives V
(various films, released by The National Film Preservation Foundation)
The Battle of the Somme
(released by The Imperial War Museum)
Chaplin at Keystone
(released by Flicker Alley, BFI, Lobster Films)
The Soul of Youth
(included on Treasures from American Archives III, released by The National Film Preservation Foundation)
Max Davidson Comedies, Der Bettler vom Kolner Dom (short film 'extras')
(released by Edition Filmmunich)