British Film, TV and Video Game composer Stephen Baysted is well known for his versatility and for his emotionally charged and expressively powerful music.
Stephen’s recent scores for cinema include: Leonardo: The Works; Young Picasso; I, Claude Monet, Renoir: Reviled and Revered; The Impressionists and the RTS winning Matisse Live with director Phil Grabsky; the surrealist psychological drama Strange Factories; and Tim Pope’s Brandy and Pep.
Recent game scores include: Fast and Furious: Crossroads; the number one bestselling racing titles: Project Cars and Project Cars 2; Electronic Arts: Shift 2: Unleashed and Need for Speed: Shift; Atari’s Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends; and The Walking Dead: Assault.
For Television his work includes: 4 series of Blink Film’s epic documentary series Ancient Mysteries for Channel 5, Smithsonian and SBS Australia; Graveyard of the Giant Beasts for Channel 4 and PBS; the 3 part Volatile Earth series for Channel 4; 2 series for the BBC with Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge; and Shark-Croc Showdown for Discovery Channel. For animation, his additional credits include: Robozuna for ITV and Netflix; and Hulk and the Agents of Smash for Disney Television. He has also composed the music for cinema, television and radio advertisements, including high profile campaigns for Budweiser, McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Samsung.
Stephen’s work has been nominated for three Jerry Goldsmith Awards for best score, two Motion Picture Sound Editors ‘Golden Reel’ Awards, and two Game Audio Network Guild Awards.
Born in London, his passion for music began during his school years singing, touring and recording with the internationally acclaimed Wandsworth School Boys Choir and playing clarinet in the London Schools’ Symphony Orchestra. Stephen went on to study music at Southampton University and at Dartington College of Arts, where he was awarded a PhD in 2003.