Stephen Gallagher

Film composer, synth enthusiast, keyboardist in atmospheric rock bands, music editor who has received enthusiastic praise from Brian Eno… Stephen’s adventurous scores will likely often appeal to people looking for ambient music.

Studio portrait of Stephen Gallagher.
Photo of Stephen Gallagher from his website

Local label Strange Behaviour featured one track of Stephen’s on the compilation Ambient Maladies in 2021.

The label followed this up with a full album, Short Pieces for Short Films Volume 1 (2023), which does what it says on the tin and which definitely lines up nicely with the remit of this here site.

Stephen’s own Bandcamp page includes other soundtrack albums, some of which tend towards beatless, atmospheric, and suitable as an ambient listen. One example is the often moody score for Human Traces (2017), a thriller set around a DOC station on a sub-antarctic island.


Stephen Gallagher website

Short Pieces for Short Films Volume 1 (2023)

Stephen Gallagher Bandcamp

Stephen Gallagher Discogs page

Stephen Gallagher Facebook

Stephen Gallagher Instagram

Has heaps of: Acoustic instruments, Drones, Synths
Decades active: 2010s, 2020s
Location: Wellington