STEPHEN BAYSTED

STEPHEN BAYSTED
  • Stephen Baysted

Award-winning British Film, TV and Video Game composer Stephen Baysted is well known for his versatility and for his emotionally charged and expressively powerful music.  

Over the past decade Stephen's acclaimed music scores and sound design have been enjoyed by players and viewers worldwide in a succession of award-winning computer games and films.  

 Recent works include the unique hybrid score for Electronic Arts' AAA game: Shift 2: Unleashed; Electronic Arts' Need for Speed: Shift; Atari's Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends; Robert Kirkman's: The Walking Dead: Assault; the psychological drama Strange Factories; and the international award-winning documentary Life Lines. He has also composed the music for cinema, television and radio advertisements, including high profile campaigns for Budweiser, McDonalds and Pizza Hut and writes for many leading music libraries.       

Stephen's work has been nominated for two Motion Picture Sound Editors 'Golden Reel' Awards, two Game Audio Network Guild Awards and Life Lines was judged 'Best Foreign Documentary' in Hollywood's Action/Cut 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.          

'A haunting musical score cements the sombre mood perfectly.'  The Washington Times, The Walking Dead: Assault. 

 

VIDEO GAMES

World of Speed (2014)
Composer and Audio Director
Slightly Mad Studios

Project Cars (2014)
Composer and Audio Director
Slightly Mad Studios  

Ferrari Racing Legends (2012)
Composer and Audio Director
Atari Inc./Slightly Mad Studios  

The Walking Dead: Assault (2012)
Composer and Audio Director
Skybound Inc./Gamagio Ltd 

Eager Beaver (2012)
Composer and Audio Director
Chillingo/Slightly Mad Studios  

Toymaster Christmas (2012)
Composer and Audio Director
Working Title Games Ltd.  

Toymaster (2012)
Composer and Audio Director
Working Titles Games Ltd 

Skid Racer (2011)
Composer and Audio Director
Google Inc. /Gamagio Ltd

Beam (2011)
Composer
Gamagio Ltd

Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed (2011)
Composer and Audio Director
Electronic Arts Inc. /Slightly Mad Studios  

Need for Speed: Shift (2009)
Additional Composition and Audio Director
Electronic Arts Inc./Slightly Mad Studios      

BMW M3 Challenge (2007)
Composer and Audio Director
BMW AG/10Tacle AG  

GTR2: FIA GT Racing Game (2006)
Composer and Audio Director
10Tacle AG  

GT Legends (2005)
Composer and Sound Director
10Tacle AG  

GTR: FIA GT Racing Game (2005)
Composer and Sound Director
10Tacle AG        

 

FEATURE FILMS

Mercs (2014)
Directed by Ben Lloyd-Holmes
Bad Panda Films  

Strange Factories (2013)
Directed by John Harrigan
Foolish People      

 

SHORT FILMS

Submerged (2013)
Directed by Darren Mapletoft
Trundle Films  

My Name is Georgina (2013)
Directed by Michael Holey
Trundle Films  

Psycho House (2012)
Directed by Sacha Austin  

Life Lines (2011)
Directed by Barbara Myers
Homegrown Films    

 

COMMERCIALS 

Budweiser: Damsel
Composer
DDB London  

McDonalds: Mexican Menu Stand Off
Composer
Leo Burnett  

Pizza Hut: Gizmos and Gadgets
Composer
Wieden and Kennedy      

 

TELEVISION

Matisse Live (2014)
Composer
Directed by Phil Grabsky

Der Mann mit dem Fagott
Score Programming
ARD Degeto Film

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