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. His acclaimed music scores have been enjoyed by viewers and players worldwide in a succession of award-winning Films, TV programmes and computer games.
Recent AAA game scores include the number one bestselling racing title: ‘Project Cars’; ‘Red Bull’s Air Race: The Game;’ Electronic Arts: ‘Need for Speed Shift 2’, ‘Unleashed and Need for Speed, ‘Shift; Atari’s Test Drive’, ‘Ferrari Racing Legends’ and Robert Kirkman’s: ‘The Walking Dead: Assault’. Stephen’s recent scores for film include ‘Renoir: Reviled and Revered’, The Impressionists and the RTS Award-winning Matisse Live with director Phil Grabsky; the surrealist psychological drama ‘Strange Factories’ and Tim Pope’s ‘Brandy and Pep’. For Television, Stephen has recently completed Blink Film’s epic six-part documentary series ‘Ancient Mysteries’ for Channel 5, ‘Smithsonian’ and SBS Australia, and ‘Prehistoric Megabeasts: Giant Croc vs Super Snake’ for Channel 4 and WNET. He has also composed the music for cinema, television and radio advertisements, including high profile campaigns for Budweiser, McDonalds and Pizza Hut.
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.
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.