We were all very impressed by the work you’ve done so far, and we’re happy that the things we’re doing are ending up in such sensitive hands (or ears).
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…one of the most humble yet tremendously gifted composers it has been my privilege to have worked with. To be able to call him a colleague honors me, not him.
Stephen Gallagher is an award winning composer and music editor.
He works in film, television and other media and is currently based at Park Road Post Production in Wellington, New Zealand.
He wrote the song ‘Blunt the Knives’ for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’.
He has composed music for every size of production, from Hollywood blockbusters through to independent documentaries and online web series, from all around the world.
He has worked on projects with Peter Jackson, Brian Eno, Ed Sheeran and Nick Cave.
His feature film credits include Music Editor for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, (for which he also composed additional source music; ‘Blunt The Knives’ and ‘The Torture Song’ ), Music Editor for Neill Blomkamp’s ‘District 9’, Supervising Music Editor for Amy Berg’s ‘West Of Memphis’ and Supervising Music Editor for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lovely Bones’ for which he composed additional music to accompany Brian Eno’s original score.
He holds an honours degree in Composition from Victoria University of Wellington where he studied under composers John Psathas, Jack Body and Ross Harris.