Bio
Steve is an award-winning designer of sound, composer, multi-instrumental musician, record producer, and engineer. He began his training as a student of drums and guitar at the age of eight. After majoring in music at Lawrence University, he landed his first job in 1986 at Myriad Productions in Gainesville, Florida, where he began learning the skills of engineering and production. In 1988 he moved to Nashville, and since then he has worked in many studios, with all types of gear, analog and digital, audio and video. In 1997 he built his own ever-evolving production facility, "Punch Sound," in Santa Monica, California, and in 2005 he moved it back to Nashville, with a satellite facility remaining in Los Angeles. He creates music, ambience, and sound effects for CDs, film, theater, television, radio, the internet, and industry. He has worked with such talent as Garry Marshall ("Happy Days"), David Milch ("Deadwood"), Crystal Bernard ("Wings"), Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me"), Lou Diamond Philips ("La Bamba"), Noah Wiley ("E.R."), Stephen Lang ("Law And Order"), and Carol Lawrence ("West Side Story").

Steve is familiar and proficient with hardware and software by Neve, MCI, Sony, Otari, iZ, DigiDesign, Amek, dbx, Mackie, Neumann, Manley, Massenburg, Lexicon, Apogee, Drawmer, Genelec, Allen & Heath, Dolby, Zoom, Korg, Kurzweil, Focusrite, Furman, Yamaha, Marshall, Carvin, Roland, Alesis, JBL, Auratone, Tascam, Hafler, Denon, Eventide, AKG, Sennheiser, Telefunken, ElectroVoice, Shure, Adobe, Sonic Foundry, Twelve-Tone Systems, Cakewalk, Emu, Peavey, Akai, and many others. His learning curve is very steep.

Steve plays guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and mandolin at a studio level.

In 2004 Steve won an Ovation Award for Sound Design for "Cold/Tender," produced at The Theatre At Boston Court, Pasadena, California.

In 1999 he won a Garland Award and was nominated for an L.A. Weekly Award for Sound Design for “The Memorandum,” produced at The Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles, California.


Compositions and Sound Designs

Why George
Feature film by Shari Umansky. Directed by Joe Cacaci. 2006
Steve provided composition and production of original theme music and underscore
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The Village Idiot
Television show, sketch comedy. Directed by Joby Saad. 2006
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
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The Adventures Of Zoey - part 3
Short film written by Maria Menozzi and SG. Directed by SG. 2006
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original theme music and underscore
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On The Contrary
Radio show written by SG, broadcast on WRFN Nashville TN. Directed by SG. 2005 - present
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
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Questa
Stage play by Victor Bumbalo, at The Court Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Joe Cacaci. 2005
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
The Shadow
Stage play by Evgeny Lvovich Shvarts, at ART, Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Istelle Petra. 2005
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
Cold/Tender
Stage play by Cody Henderson, at The Theatre At Boston Court, Pasadena, CA. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 2004
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
Steve won an Ovation Award for Sound Design for this production.
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Nutcracker In The City
Adaptation of stage ballet The Nutcracker, originally by Tchiakovsky, at Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Deirdre Smith. 2003
Steve provided composition and production of original music
Toys In The Attic
Stage play by Lillian Hellman, at The Colony Theatre, Burbank, CA. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 2003
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
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Measure For Measure
Stage play by William Shakespeare, at A Noise Within Theatre Company, Glendale, CA. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 2003
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
Amy's View
Stage play by David Hare, at International City Theater, Long Beach, CA. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 2002
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
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The Abner Biberman Dancing Poodle Variety Hour
Stage play by Maria Menozzi and SG, at The Second City Theater, Hollywood, CA. Directed by Maria Menozzi. 2002
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
Frank
Promo series for radio show, KLSX 97.1 FM, Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Alia Khan. 2002
Steve provided sound design
Acting In On-Camera Commercials
Industrial training video. Directed by Michael Duncan. 2002
Steve provided sound design
Burn This
Stage play by Lanford Wilson, at the Odyssey Theater Complex, West Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 2002
Steve provided sound design
The Best That I Can Be
Audio autobiography by Rafer Johnson, Olympian. Directed by Alison Larkin. 2002
Steve provided sound design
Hey Hey Howdy! It's Girlband!
Television show and concept album by SG and Stephen DeBonrepos. Directed by Stephen DeBonrepos. 2001
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
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The Adventures Of Zoey - part 1
Short film written by SG and Maria Menozzi. Directed by SG. 2001
Steve provided sound design
Anatol
Stage play by Arthur Schnitzler, at the Powerhouse Theater, Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 2001
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
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The Areola
Short film written by Kate Connor. Directed by Kate Connor. 2000
Steve provided sound design
This film was aired repeatedly on Showtime.
Kitty Hawk
Stage musical by Sukey Smith and Herman Raucher, at the Court Theater, Hollywood, CA. Directed by Jules Aaron. 2000
Steve provided sound design
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Whoopass Sonata
Short film written by Jim Byrkit. Directed by Jim Byrkit. 2000
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
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The Pound Of Music
Short film written by SG, Jacob Kantor, and Jessica Kubzansky. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 2000
Steve provided sound design
LA Inside/Out
Stage play by Sandelle Kincaid, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Sandelle Kincaid. 2000
Steve provided sound design
The Memorandum
Stage play by Vaclav Havel, at the Odyssey Theater Complex, West Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 1999
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
Steve won a Garland Award for Sound Design for this production;
he was also nominated for an L.A. Weekly Award

(click here to hear a sample)
American Road
Stage play by William Leavengood, at the Gorilla Theater, Tampa, FL. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 1999
Steve provided composition and production of original music
Crimes Of The Heart
Stage play by Beth Henley, at the Falcon Theater, Burbank, CA. Directed by Garry Marshall. 1999
Steve provided sound design
The Adventures of Captain Neato Man
Stage play by Timothy Scott Harris, at Theater/Theater, Hollywood CA. Directed by John Stafford. 1999
Steve provided sound design
Whiskers And Me
Music video by The Two Jew Revue. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 1998
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Stage play by Tom Stoppard, at Occidental College, Eagle Rock CA. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 1998
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
Peace, It's All About Respect
Stage play by Deirdre Smith, at the Hudson Theater, Hollywood CA, and at the Odyssey Theater, West Los Angeles CA. Directed by Deirdre Smith. 1998
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
Appearances
Stage play by Paula Weston Solano, for The Mark Taper Forum's Asian Theater Wing, Los Angeles CA, Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 1998
Steve provided sound design
Cash Deal
Stage play by Michael Cole Dinelli, at the West Coast Ensemble, Hollywood CA. Directed by Sandelle Kincaid. 1998
Steve provided sound design
Sex Machines
Stage play by Margot Black, at The Improv Theater, Hollywood CA. Directed by Laura Michaels. 1998
Steve provided sound design
Burning Desire
Stage play by Lou Diamond Philips (with Brooke Shields and Noah Wiley), at the Coronet Theater, Hollywood CA. Directed by Anthony Montes. 1998
Steve provided sound design
My New York
Stage play by Bruce Smolan, at the Zephyr Theater, Hollywood CA. Directed by Stephen Lang. 1998
Steve provided sound design
Elvis and Lady McBeth at the Heartbreak Hotel
Radio play by Gary Gordon. Directed by Gary Gordon. 1997
Steve provided sound design
House of Blue Leaves
Stage play by John Guare, at the West Coast Ensemble, Hollywood CA. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. 1997
Steve provided sound design
Dearest Heart
Stage play by Tamara Trexler Robinson and Lynda Drewry, at Constitution Hall, Washington DC. Directed by Wesley H. Motley and Tamara Trexler Robinson. 1996
Steve provided sound design
Rumpelstiltzkin
Stage play adaptation by Lynda Drewry and Kathi Mallec, at the Bubblegum Playhouse, Nashville TN. Directed by Lynda Drewry. 1995
Steve provided sound design
Snow White And The Seven Deadly Sins
Radio play by Ty Hager and SG. 1995
Steve provided sound design, as well as composition and production of original music
Kitty Hawk
Audio play (musical) by Sukey Smith and Herman Raucher. 1994
Steve provided sound design