Stephen de Filippo is an emerging composer from the regional South West of Western Australia. With research focusing on the timbral and gestural interactions between instruments (acoustic or otherwise), Stephen has had the opportunity to collaborate with prominent Australian ensembles including: The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Youth Orchestras, The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and The University of West Australia Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Stephen has had performances in USA, Canada, Sweden, Greece, The Netherlands, Japan, and Singapore.
Stephen’s music features contemporary performance practice as a core element of a composition’s structure – creating works that feature unusual combinations of sounds, with an emphasis on complicated interactions between instruments. Specifically, his research has been examining the intersection of density in time-banned music.
Currently, Stephen is based in San Diego, California where he attends UC San Diego as a graduate researcher.