Years active 1998-present
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Music director Strange Factories
Name Stephen Baysted
|Born 9 January 1969 (age 54) (1969-01-09) London, England|
Albums Project CARS (Original Soundtrack)
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Education University of Southampton
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Stephen Baysted (born January 1969 in London, England), is a British composer of film, Television and video game music.
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Film, TV and computer game composer
Stephen Baysted works professionally as a media composer in the games, film and television industries. As Composer and Audio Director, he is listed amongst the key personnel for Slightly Mad Studios Ltd. an International games development studio and has composed music scores and designed sound for a string of award-winning computer games including the UK no.1 game Project CARS; the hybrid score for Electronic Arts' AAA game: Shift 2: Unleashed, Electronic Arts’ Need for Speed: Shift, Atari’s Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends and Robert Kirkman’s: The Walking Dead: Assault. Recent film scores include Phil Grabsky's Renoir: Revered and Reviled, and The Impressionists: and the man who made them; Tim Pope's Brandy and Pep; and the psychological drama Strange Factories. For television Stephen composed the music to Blink Films' 6-part documentary series Ancient Mysteries commissioned by Channel 5, Smithsonian and SBS; Blink Film's "Secrets of the Dead: Graveyard of the Giant Beasts" for Channel 4 and PBS. Baysted has also composed the music for cinema, TV and radio adverts, including high-profile campaigns for Budweiser, McDonald's and Pizza Hut and he writes for many leading music libraries, including Audio Network.
Stephen’s work has been nominated for two Motion Picture Sound Editors ‘Golden Reel’ Awards, three Jerry Goldsmith Awards and two Game Audio Network Guild Awards, and in February 2016 won Best Original Score for a short film for his music in Submerged from the WildSound festival.
Baysted is represented by Air-Edel Associates and his music is published by Accorder Music Publishing Ltd. Stephen was recently interviewed by Computer Music Magazine about his work in the games industry. and Designing Sound about his work on Project CARS.
Stephen Baysted gained BA (Hons.) and MMus degrees from the University of Southampton, is listed in their successful alumni, and was a visiting research student in the Departments of Music and Philosophy at the Université de Rouen in France. Baysted was awarded a PhD in 2002 from Dartington College of Arts for a thesis entitled: From le cri de la nature to Pygmalion: a study of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's philosophy of music and aesthetic and reform of opera. Before joining the University of Chichester in 2003, he was Head of Opera Studies at Rose Bruford College in Kent and worked with many of the leading opera companies and opera practitioners in the UK. Stephen was recently appointed Reader in Film Composition at the University of Chichester.