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LA-based composer / orchestrator specializing in unique scores using niche percussion, electronics, and the traditional orchestra.
Credits: ABC - Academy Awards Promo Campaign (CO), HBO - The Sharktank Redemption (SH), Maxon Computer - Cinema 4D Demo Reel (CC).
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Stephen Ridley 
Composer / Orchestrator

 
Film, Television & New Media Credits

2013 -  Cinema 4D Demo Reel (Editor: Chris Chestnut) 
Composer.  This was music for an NAB showreel / industrial short.
 
2012  -  A Perfect Ending (Feature Film. Director: Nicole Conn) 
Lead Composer.  Feature length independent film, currently in final post-production. Already scheduled at several festivals around the world.
 
2010  -  Pete's Arctic Adventure (Television Pilot. Director: Graham Fleming) 
Composer.  This is a 3D animated television show for an international market.  Composed show's theme and episodic music.
 
2009  -  Academy Awards ‘Hero Trailer’  (Director:  John Singleton)
C
omposer.  This was a 30 second promo spot for ABC - scored with samples and a live cellist.
 

2009  -  Maxon Animation Demo Reel (Editor: Chris Chestnut) 
Composer.  This was music for an NAB showreel / industrial short.  Maxon is an animation software company.

2009  -  Original Gangsters (TV Pilot) (Director: San Franks)  
Composer:  Opening Title
 
2006  -  Cold Storage (Feature Film) (Director: Tony Elwood) 
Additonal Music. / Source Cues.
 
2006  -  Stranger Than Fiction (Director: Mark Forster, Screenwriter: Zach Helm) 
Pre-production music composition, music supervision and music editing for screenwriter.  Feature film.  (uncredited)
 
2004  -  The Clubhouse (pilot episode – CBS
Additional Music.  (uncredited)
 
2001  -  The Disassociate (Producer: Lindsay Duran, Screenwriter: Zach Helm)
Pre-production music composition, music supervision and music editing for screenwriter.  Feature film.  (uncredited)
 
2001  -  What Matters Most (Director: Jane Cusumano)
Music Editor.  Feature film
 
2000  -  The Sharktank Redemption (Producer: Doug Van Doren, Director: Natalie Van Doren)
Composer. This short film (a parody of Shawshank) was featured at the Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and
aired for several years on HBO networks.  The score was recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood with
conducting and orchestration by the composer.

1998  -  Together As Neighbors (Director: Jesus Montes)
Composer. This is an underscore project for a USC documentary (not a student project)
 
1997  -  In the Mud of Jabbok (Director: Kevin Osgood)
Composer. This is an acoustic (strings and percussion) score for a USC student’s short film.


Education
 
 
BMI Composing for the Screen Seminar (2010)
Every year, a handful of up-and-coming composers are selected by BMI for this 6 week seminar in New York.  Composer Rick Baitz guided Stephen and the other participants through cue studies and new techniques.  Stephen's new works were recorded with ETHEL, one of NYC's top string quartets.
 
BMI Film Conducting Seminar (2006)
Mr. Ridley was selected as one of eight young film composers to study with film music conductor Lucas Richman.  The three week BMI seminar involved conducting film music with a large orchestra - with and without click.
 
Master of Arts in Music Composition  (2002)
School of Arts and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis: ‘For the Quiet Star’ – large scale work for strings and percussion
Advisor: Dr. Roger Bourland
Teachers / Mentors:  Jerry Goldsmith, Paul Chihara, Roger Bourland
 
Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition (1995) 
School of Music, Arizona State University
Concentrations: Electronic Music, Film Scoring
Advisor: Dr. Rodney Rogers
 
 
Publications and Commissions
 
Trio for Percussion and Playback (in progress) / percussion trio, commissioned by Caixa Trio
Animism for Prepared Timpani and Tape / concert work, published by Whole>Sum Music Press / C. Alan
Goblins for Nine Percussionists / percussion ensemble, published by Whole>Sum Music Press / C. Alan
Chamber-ism / chamber work, commissioned by Steve Davidson, alto saxophonist
Chain Reaction  / chamber work, commissioned by Metro Alliance Percussion Ensemble
The Sun Is  / chamber work, commissioned by Momentum Percussion Theater
In Between  / chamber work, commissioned by Metro Alliance Percussion Ensemble
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