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Steven Mackey

Biography

Of younger American composers who’ve get to prominence within the 1990s (such as for example Aaron Jay Kernis or John Corigliano), Steve Mackey could very well be probably the most independent of any “college” of composition. At exactly the same time, his music displays an internal persistence of compositional technique (microtones and choice tunings are normal, and rhythm is normally kept pretty regular) and motivation (personal references to well-known music, specifically the guitar textures of 1970s world rock and roll, abound). Mackey was created in Germany and elevated within the U.S. Following a stint being a freestyle skier, he examined lute and electric guitar at the School of California, and toured European countries being a lutenist in 1977. He received a Ph.D. in structure from Brandeis School, and became a member of the music faculty of Princeton, where he still shows, in 1985. An achieved guitarist, Mackey provides performed all his very own works for this instrument, including Offer (1995), a concerto for guitar and optional drummer. He’s closely from the Kronos Quartet, that he has created numerous agreements and original functions, including a trilogy of items for guitar and string quartet (which Physical Home (1992) continues to be recorded using the composer). Ravenshead (1998), a staged monodrama for tenor and chamber outfit, is Mackey’s 1st large-scale departure from solely instrumental music.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steven Mackey
Profession Composer
Education University of California, Davis, Brandeis University
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Music Songs Physical Property, Lonely Motel, Fusion Tune, Slide of Dog, Processional, Stare Prelude/Overture, She Walks as if…, Running Dog, Heavy Light: 6. Heavy Light, Feels So Baaad, She Walks, Heavy Light: 4. Voices, Running Dog 2, Heavy Light: 2. First Crossing, Heavy Light: 1. Ritual, It Is Time: III. Marimba, Heavy Light: 5. Second Crossing, Heavy Light: 3. Psychedelic Sketch, It Is Time: I. Metronome, Four Kings Fight Five, It Is Time: II. Steel Drums, Depending, It Is Time: IV. Drums, Eating Greens: Part two: Loose Ends: I. The Title Is Almost As Long As The Piece Itself, Stare, Tuck and Roll: IV. Puffe, Banana/Dump Truck, Tuck and Roll: II. Dark Caprice, Williams - I've Grown So Ugly, Eating Greens: Part two: Loose Ends: II. Ouija Baby, It Is Time: V. Epilogue, Lost and Found
Albums Lonely Motel: Music from Slide, Banana.Dump Truck, Mackey, S.: Smoke Fragments / Physical Property / Troubadour Songs / On All Fours / Williams - I'Ve Grown So Ugly, The Music of Steven Mackey: Tuck and Roll / Lost and Found / Eating Greens (New World Symphony feat. conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas, guitar: Steven Mackey), It Is Time
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition, Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical, Grammy Award for Best Classical Album
Movies Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, WarpVision


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#Fact
1 Has a son named Marley Mackey (b.1996) with his wife Katie Grand.
2 Bass player for the british pop group Pulp


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
La gent normal 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Live Forever! 90's Britpop 2015 TV Movie writer: "Disco 2000"
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "Common People Live at Reading 1994", "Don't You Want Me Anymore?" uncredited, "Common People" uncredited, "Babies" uncredited, "This Is Hardcore" uncredited
Back in Time for Dinner 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The End of the Tour 2015 writer: "Disco 2000" - as Stephen Mackey
The Gambler 2014/III writer: "Common People"
Electricity 2014 writer: "Common People" - as Mackey
Desert Dancer 2014 as Mackey, "Galang"
Alba 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary 2013-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Gerontophilia 2013 writer: "Help the Aged" - as Stephen Patrick Mackey
The World's End 2013 as Stephen Mackey, "Do You Remember the First Time?"
This Is the End 2013 writer: "Disco 2000" - as Stephen Mackey
London Calling 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Pelayos 2012 writer: "Razmatazz" - as Stephen Patrick Mackey
Gent de paraula 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Little Deaths 2011 producer: "Just Walk"
Manel al Palau de la Música Catalana 2010 TV Movie writer: "La gent normal"
Glastonbury 2009 2009 TV Series writer: "Pilchards"
Sputnik 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Real Hustle 2008 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Pride and Glory 2008 writer: "Galang" - as Stephen Mackey
Happy-Go-Lucky 2008 writer: "Common People" - as Mackey
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 performer: "Do the Hippogriff", "This is the Night", "Magic Works"
90's Rockers 2004 Video writer: "Common People" - as Mackey
Rembrandt 2003 writer: "Disco 2002", "Sorted" - as Mackey
Live Forever 2003 Documentary writer: "Common People"
The Last Great Wilderness 2002 performer: "I Picked A Flower"
Get Over It 2001 writer: "A Little Soul Lafayette Velvet Revisited Mix"
Top of the Pops: The True Story 2001 TV Movie documentary writer: "Common People"
Top of the Pops 2 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wonderland 1999 writer: "Babies"
Queer as Folk 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alice et Martin 1998 writer: "Disco 2000"
Velvet Goldmine 1998 writer: "We Are the Boys"
Top of the Pops 1995-1998 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
The Full Monty 1997 writer: "Deep Fried in Kelvin" 1993
Stars in Their Eyes 1997 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
EastEnders TV Series music - 4 episodes, 1996 writer - 3 episodes, 1996 - 1997
This Life 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trainspotting 1996 writer: "Mile End" - as Mackey
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special writer: "Sorted For E's and Whizz", "Common People", "Disco 2000"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lillemand 2015 TV Series music - 1 episode
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets 2014 Documentary musician: bass guitar
Wild Side 1995 composer: additional music - director's cut

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 Band Bass Guitar
Safety Zone 1996 Major

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Warp Vision: The Videos 1989-2004 2004 Video producer - segment "On"
Do You Remember the First Time? 1994 Documentary short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Betraying Reason 2003 writer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Pulp
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets 2014 Documentary Himself
Hits 2002 Video Himself
Pulp Anthology 2002 Video Himself
The Park Is Mine 1998 Video Himself
F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.I.V.E. 1996 Video documentary Himself
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself
L'Integrale des Clips de Different Class 1996 Video short Himself
No Sleep Till Sheffield: Pulp Go Public 1995 TV Short documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series Himself
Sorted for Films & Vids 1995 Video Himself
Deadeye Music Video Magazine, Issue 1 1995 Video Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Britpop Story 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Pulp)
90's Rockers 2004 Video Himself (as Pulp)
Rock Hits Vol. 3 2004 Video Himself (as Pulp)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written for Film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) · Jarvis Cocker (music/lyrics/performer)
· Jonny Greenwood (performer)
· Phil Selway (performer)
· Steve Claydon (performer)
· Jason Buckle (performer)
· Patrick Doyle (string arrangement)


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