Steve Kirk is a composer of music for multi-media, TV and film.
Recent projects include composing Cantina music for the Star Wars MMOL game “The Old Republic,” music for the Disney game version of "The Princess And The Frog," and the FarmVille Theme for Zynga.
Before that, Steve composed over three hours of music for the game Voodoo Vince (Microsoft Games). The original soundtrack audio CD, featuring some of the Bay Area's finest musicians, has received rave reviews and is available in the music section of Amazon.com, released on the Sumthing Else label.
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.
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 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.
Steve teaches guitar and composition privately, and, since 2007, at the Blue Bear School of Music and Community Music Center, both in San Francisco, where his instructional skills are nicely balanced between private instruction and band workshops.
A resident of The Bay Area for almost 30 years, Steve has built a life that allows him to divide his time between composing, recording, teaching and live performance.