Born: September 1, 1977 Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor
Stephen Wood is a composer and performer working out of Atlanta, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio. Stephen's main compositional vehicle is The Stephen Wood Ensemble, through which he just released its debut CD, Inaudible
Inaudible is an impressive, full-length record featuring an orchestrated nonet masterfully improvising over Stephen Wood's evocative compositions.
Wood's strengths lie in his versatility, attention to nuance, and thorough understanding of many styles and genres--from the classical to contemporary. Committed to expanding traditional forms, Wood continues to push the relationship between groove and soundscape in his compositions. His creative voice reveals a detailed attention to harmony and rhythm, and a great passion for the expressive power of sound....
Postal, Theory of Chaconne (Independent, 2004)
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