Stephen Emmer is a Dutch composer/arranger/artist from Amsterdam. In his childhood he learned how to play a local wind instrument in India, voodoo infused percussion in Aruba and guitar in Surinam whilst traveling the world with his mom. He’s known as a composer for media projects, art exhibitions, experimental film projects, show events, radio shows, documentaries, tv and radio stations and short feature films. In 1988 he won an award at the prestigious Prix de Rome. He collaborated with a wide variety of artists such as; Lou Reed, Chaka Khan, Patti Austin, Leon Ware, Midge Ure, Julian Lennon, Glenn Gregory, Billy MacKenzie, Mary Griffin, Peter Coyle, Claudia Brucken, Martha Ladley, Kazu Makino, Richard Burton, Ken Nordine, Ursula Rucker, Alan Ginsberg, Michael Lonsdale, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Sylvina Ocampo and Kurt Schwitters to name but a few. He worked with legendary producers like Tony Visconti, Flood, Trevor Horn, Steve Power, Martin Hannett, Nigel Gray and Bob Power. Stephen is also known for being the co-founder of Buma Music in Motion.
Composer, arranger, artist