Steve Lowther - Vancouver, Canada 2016
(Photo by Michele Empey)
Steve Lowther has been composing electronic music since before the initial appearance of digital synthesizers. Born and raised in Lotusland (otherwise known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) he was very involved in that city's Industrial Electronic music scene in the early 1980's. He has also been known to dabble in performance art - most notably with his infamous "Fish Stomping" show at the Channel One Club in Vancouver's West End. A big fan of Pulp Science Fiction novels of the 50's and 60's, much of Steve's soundtrack compositions are often spaced-out and wacky. Steve's fun-loving, tongue-in-cheek and often experimental approach to composing can be gleaned from peculiar track titles like "Planet of The Orange Beast" and "Citadel of the Green Death". While listening to Lowther's music, you will inevitably be struck by the creativity and originality of his stylings, but you are also quite likely to hear the influence of electronic music pioneers like Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, or more recent original electronic artists like Aphex Twin or Stereolab.
Example track by Steve Lowther: The following recording of "Jiggery-pokery", is a good example of the type of composition you will find in the F.S.M. library: