Composer / Founder
Stephen brings creative leadership, thoughtful insights, and style to the positioning and expression of Stereo Couture’s clients. From listening for cues about brand truths, to concepting authentic, nontraditional expressions, Stephen adeptly guides the creation of compelling music solutions.
Prior to forming Stereo Couture, he freelanced for directors from Paris to Sydney, for everything from TVCs to interactive games for Fortune 500 companies. He was recognized as a top upcoming composer by BMI in 2009. His pop productions led to mashups with David Guetta in Brazilian clubs, featured by hosts on the New Zealand version of MTV, and written about by music publications on three continents.
Stephen earned a BA in English literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and studied film at Trinity College, University of Oxford.
Composer / Sound Designer
We assume Joe’s PhD in physics is what gives him the unique ability to reproduce any sound we can imagine. What does it sound like when a duck plucks a blade of seaweed from the bottom of a lake? To Joe, it sounds like the hammer of a gun EQ’d appropriately. We agree. We also agree when Joe suggests a guitar needs to sound like Spirit in the Sky, fixes it for us, and then hammers out a dozen fresh beatz. In his spare time, Joe is a leading figure in the quantum mechanics of blue lasers and gallium nitride crystals, and also zips around the country with his iTunes-featured band The Trillions.
You may recognize Cynthia from her role as Taylor Swift’s assistant on the CMT awards a few years back, joining Stereo Couture after six starry-eyed years in event management. Cynthia drives Stereo Couture's success by allowing the rest of us to spend our time rocking out. Cynthia has extensive experience in marketing, publications, and management. She studied broadcast communications at Radford University.