TV and Radio

TV viewers around the world have heard Steven’s scores for BBC wildlife programmes – from David Attenborough’s Life of Birds (BBC1), also nominated for an Ivor Novello Award, to BBC2’s award winning Reindeer Girls.

He is a prolific writer of TV documentary music, and has written for at least 150 programmes to date!

Steven recently wrote the score for BBC 1 Earthflight, in collaboration with composer Will Gregory of indie band Goldfrapp. The ground breaking series was broadcast in early 2012.

Take off in a ‘snowstorm’ of  geese and glide under San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge with pelicans. This is the world on the wing – a world with secrets known only to the birds.

The countdown to Earthflight’s epic adventure begins in the Gulf of Mexico as five million snow geese prepare to fly the entire length of North America. Each spring, these families of geese head north on a gruelling 3,000-mile journey to the Arctic to breed.

On the second leg of this world trip, head north over Africa. Plunge into the great sardine run with thousands of Cape gannets, explore the Great Rift with fish eagles and vultures, and slow dance with millions of pink flamingos on Kenya’s Lake Bogoria.

2012 also saw Steven’s first foray in 3D television. He wrote the scores on You Planet and Big Bugs, two high end docs for Terra Mater Factual Studios – the Vienna based wing of Red Bull Media.

He also undertakes large scale projects for BBC Network Radio – like the highly praised 100-part A History of the World in 100 Objects.

He worked with actors Dianna Rigg and Adrian Lester, along with politician David Steele on Empire’s Children for Channel 4.

Steven’s drama credits include the BBC2 production, Elizabeth David, a Life in Recipes.

The Psalms Project

Steven has produced two volumes of, The Psalms Project, recorded in Abbey Road Studios. The piece was premiered in the Autumn of 2009 in Bath. Here are two responses:

“I want to commend ‘The Psalms Project’, composed by Steven Faux. In twelve contemporary pieces of music it takes you on an extraordinary journey through the vivid landscapes of some of the first forty psalms. As I listened to the opening performance in St. Michael’s Bath, I found myself deeply moved. Just for a little while I realised that I had stepped aside and paid attention once again to the mystery and miracle of God. I had been refreshed and renewed!”
– Rt Revd Peter Maurice, Bishop of Taunton.

 

“Steven Faux’s musical mix of style and genre is most imaginative. What an uplifting experience!’
– Jane Jones, Classic FM radio presenter.