Stephan Altman. cd. composer.
A selection of Steph's favorite 30s and 60s from his vault, including some bittersweet music, some happy music, music named after the icelandic volcano, and a cute cole porter knock-off.
Selected cues from Alejendro Monteverde's feature, "Bella", winner of the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.
Steph wrote and recorded the score at Mophonics LA studios at the end of 2005, even recreating Caetano Veloso's "Cuccurucucu" for the film. The film version featured the dulcet vocals of 90s Latin pop star Jon Secada...
The year after writing a rich and up front score for successful indie flick "Bella", Steph took a different route with a sparse minimalist score for Yen Tan's debut "Ciao", a haunting story of love lost frozen in limbo.
As a lad Steph dreamt of being a songwriter. Though he swerved into the world of production and composition, he never stopped writing. In more recent years at Mophonics his old songwriting passion has found new legs in the world of commercials, where more and more of his songs are in demand...
Uncompromising creative powerhouse; conscientious husband, keen local community leader; great footballer, good tipper; and, of course, modest... are just some of the phrases people use to describe Steph.
Since arriving from London in 2002 and joining with Michael Frick to build Mophonics, Steph has written film scores, produced artists, and written music for many, many commercials. And today, Steph creatively oversees most of the music that leaves the studios under the name Mophonics.
He is loved by animals and children.