MP3 Steve Kirk - Pop Quiz
Progressive pop music with an emphasis on composition and arrangement- it''s as if the Beatles met Gentle Giant by way of Duke Ellington and Frank Zappa.
15 MP3 Songs
POP: Quirky, ROCK: Progressive Rock
Steve Kirk is a composer, arranger, guitarist and singer. Throughout his work, encompassing everything from multimedia to modern chamber music, he attempts to redefine pop music beyond the confines of contemporary restriction into a world where the odd and beautiful coalesce, acoustic and electric coexist and nothing is too far-fetched.
Born in San Diego, California, Steve grew up with music as the focus of his life from early childhood. Later moves to Seattle and Los Angeles gave him the opportunity to study with a variety of teachers. And there were bands. Lots of ''em. Prog rock, hard rock, jazz, alternative, swing. The one that really changed it all was Clubfoot Orchestra, the San Francisco-based ensemble that set the standard for live music/original scores performed with classic silent film. Titles like Sherlock, Jr, Nosferatu and Pandora''s Box. Steve not only played with, he consistently composed for Clubfoot, culminating in a mid-nineties stint writing and recording all the incidental music for a Saturday morning cartoon series, The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat. It''s still running on television in Europe and a DVD of the first season was released in 2002.
In 2003, Steve was the composer on a multimedia project that required that he compose, arrange, prepare scores, individual parts, and finally mix and master over three hours of music for a wonderfully creative game called Voodoo Vince (developed by Beep Industries for Microsoft Games on the Xbox platform) within a period of only six months. The original soundtrack audio CD is available in the music section at https://www.tradebit.com (just do a search on Steve Kirk), and has received rave reviews. Since then he has composed the music for four other video games:
Realms of Gold and Word Spiral (Beep Industries/RealArcade) Zodiac and Four Houses (Beep Industries/Oberon).
In 2005, Steve composed and recorded background score music and pop songs for several independent feature films- “Road” written and directed by Leslie McCleave, “How to Live With a Vegan Without Killing Them” and “Dulhan, Made in the USA” all of which have enjoyed critical acclaim at their respective film festival debuts. During breaks in his music scoring schedule he arranged, recorded and produced album projects for singers Keady Phelan and Jarrett Fenlon. He continues to perform and teach in San Francisco and Oakland, California.
"Pop Quiz" is the follow up to Steve''s "Steve Kirk Pop" release of 2002. With the notable exception of two covers (Badfinger''s "Day After Day" and Lennon and McCartney''s "The Word") all songs are composed and arranged by Steve Kirk.