In his ongoing two-decades long career Stephen Wood has forged a unique path as a composer, performer, and educator. Wood’s discography below highlights the breadth of his work across genres, instrumentation, and cultures.
Stephen Wood has released 5 studios albums and one live album all crossing over the classical, jazz, and free genres. Each album engages the entire ensemble in conversation with a musical playing field open for expression.
Cumberland Island Piano Suite (2020)
Live piano performances by Wilderness Composer Stephen Wood.
Music inspired by Wilderness. Where Earth is Free to Live.
The Stephen Wood Ensemble: Inaudible (2010)
Solitude: A Sweet Absence of Looks
Postal: Theory of Chaconne (2004)
Direction: Expiremental Fantasy
Direction: Theory of Chaconne
Wilderness Society (2014)
Stephen Wood’s Newest Exploration in Wilderness-Artist Connections!!!
Check out the Live Tracks from Sounds from the Underground Jazz Composer’s Showcase Series!!
The Weed Eaters
Chlorophyll: A Naturalist’s Quartet (2013)
Chlorophyll: A Naturalist’s Quartet is dedicated to the performance of music inspired by meditations on Plant Life, Earth’s Natural Processes, and our Human Relationship to our Environment.
Radiation and magnetic fields extend from all forms of life producing an energetic quality unique to their species. By understanding and absorbing these qualities, allowance is made to produce musical colors in relation to the unique personalities of environmental beings. As we receive happiness and joy from the aroma of a rose and the sight of a sunflower, we also absorb vibrations produced by those qualities. Vibrations are atomic waves of energy felt, heard, and in extreme cases, visualized by sentient beings. A sound wave is an energetic vibration with pitch, volume, attack, and decay. Energy is a mystical existence that produces vibrations of sustenance essential to all forms of life. Plants are living beings who receive energy, transform energy, produce energy, grow, move, live, and die.
As animals of ego and logic, human beings have developed to a state of extreme disconnect and apathy towards plants as sentient beings, not only as singularly responsible for our total existence, but as brothers sharing life on Earth. Through musical composition inspired by wilderness areas and natural processes, Chlorophyll wishes to participate in a re-ignition of a once existing compassionate awareness between humans and plants.