Stephen Kilpatrick studied composition and musicology at the Universities of Manchester and Salford. He has also studied privately with Michael Finnissy. He has composed for Psappha’s Richard Casey and Tim Williams, Expatrio, Rarescale and Voxare. In 2010 his opera, Flight Paths, was commissioned as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and it was premiered in Bridlington and Leeds in 2011. As a commercial composer, he has composed music for BBC Radio Four, Channel 4 and Capcom and he has worked as a composer and sound designer on a number of contemporary theatre projects.