Steven read music at the University of East Anglia, under the internationally recognised electro-acoustic composer Denis Smalley (later Professor of Music at City University, London). After university came studio management and production for BBC Network Radio, Central London – devising music and arts programmes for Radio One, Radio Four and the BBC World Service.
Radio and television were naturally where he achieved his first success as a composer, as he knew many producers who needed high quality, original music. This quickly developed into music for film, theatre and audio visual soundtracks. More recently he has been composing for commercial release and live performance. Steven has also gained a degree in theology from Bristol University, and the cross-fertilisation between music and theology is one of the areas he is currently exploring.