Stephen Wood is a composer, performer, and naturalist with a holistic view of the world.
With feet in many musical worlds, Stephen’s main compositional vehicles are modern jazz and classical chamber experiments. Wood’s compositional style openly connects his cross-cultural musical studies into a deep, thoughtful, more traditional art form. Recent studies and meditations have focused on the relationship of living energy and music – specifically in relation to the sentience of plants.
As a composer, Stephen engages the entire ensemble in conversation. The musical playing field is opened for individual expression with an awareness of the ensemble through orchestration, developed formal structures, and spacial improvisation.