Prof. Stephen Deutsch will supervise Titas

2006 / 12 / 13

Titas is starting his Phd studies at Bournemouth Screen Academy in January of 2007. His research in Developing Music Composing Methodology for Film will be supervised by prof. Stephen Deutsch. Professor is an excellent educator and has significant expertise in the fields of Electronic Music, 20th century music techniques, film, TV, broadcasting and related subjects. He founded the first MA level program of Composing for Film at Bournemouth University in 1992. It was the first course of its kind in Europe, designed to equip postgraduate professional composers with the skills necessary to engage in writing music for film, tv, radio and other multi-media packages.


Stephen Deutsch has had his concert music performed by eminent artists, including the Medici Quartet, David Campbell, The Gaudier Ensemble, Andrew Ball, The London Mozart Players and many others.

He has composed over thirty scores for film, theatre, radio and television. His many collaborations with the playwright Peter Barnes include Jubilee (2001), the Olivier Award winning play, Red Noses (1985) and the feature film Hard Times (1994). He has significant expertise in the fields of Electronic Music (incl. sampling and synthesis), 20th century music techniques; the composer in the marketplace; and issues having to do with film, tv, broadcasting and related subjects.

Prof. Deutsch was educated initially in the United States (initial training - Julliard Preparatory Division; BMus - SMU; MA - San Francisco State College). After settling in Britain he attended the Royal College of Music where he was engaged in electro-acoustic composition under the direction of Tristram Cary. In 1971 he and two partners established Synthesizer Music Services, Ltd., an electro-acoustic studio in London.

At Bournemouth University, he is Professor of Post-Production. In 1992 he founded the University's PGDip/M.A. in Electro-Acoustic Music for Film and Television (now MA in Post Production: Composition). This course, which was the first of its kind in Europe, is designed to equip post graduate professional composers with the skills necessary to engage in writing music for film, tv, radio, and other multi-media packages. He is also Senior Tutor in Screen Composition at the National Film and Television School.

Within both institutions he has trained over 60 composers, some of whom have since provided music for feature films, theatre, television and computer games.

Prof. Deutsch has served on the Boards of South West Arts and Southern Arts. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His recent lecture for that body on Music and Technology: the Composer in the Age of the Internet was published in the RSA Journal in July 1996 (as well as on the Web Page of the Digital Music Studio at Bournemouth University).

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