Stephen Christopher Stamper is a Newcastle-born artist living and working in Helsinki. Through sound work, installation and performance he has explored acoustical phenomena, the body and its relationship to illness, the manipulation and execution of code by machine, extreme metal music culture, and the a cappella community singing tradition of Sacred Harp singing.
Stephen’s artistic work has been presented as part of the London Analogue Festival (2013) and the Cambridge-wide art:language:location (2013), and he has performed as part of the Gwaith Sŵn (2013) night at London’s Corsica Studios. An interest in choreography led Stephen to take part in Matthias Sperling’s installation performance Walking Piece (2012), as well as appearing in Straybird’s short film Walker (2012). Both pieces had their premier as part of Footfall (2012) at Siobhan Davies Studios in London.
The Winchester-based label Runningonair Music has so far released two albums of Stephen’s algorithmic compositions, 2012’s Begin Anywhere and 2014’s Echoic, and in 2011 his radio work Electromagnetic Contact (for James Clerk Maxwell) had its first airing on London-based radio art station Resonance 104.4 FM.
In 2013 Stephen graduated from the London College of Communication with a BA (First Class Honours) in Sound Arts and Design.