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About Steve Canfield

Composer | USA | California

Steve Canfield is a composer and sound designer from San Diego. Canfield composed thematic orchestral music for Jonny Santana’s Just Another Tuesday followed by an original soundtrack for Spill Mike and Cry, lending the film its distinct, synth-driven atmosphere, reminiscent of John Carpenter, Vangelis, Geoff Barrow and Wendy Carlos. Following Santana’s breakout projects, Canfield created sound design and musical ambience for actor/director Brendan McCarthy (of True Blood and FX’s Primetime Emmy Award-winning series Justified) in his short films A Gunman’s Hand and The Law of the Land, starring Don Harvey. Informed by reference tracks from the director, Canfield’s compositions are conceived in a meditative dream state, then refined until they achieve the precise emotional gravity that the project demands. The results speak for themselves: dark, evocative soundscapes that elevate film to the liminal language of the ineffable.

Canfield’s solo musical career includes seven EPs and two full-length albums under his moniker, Otherr, and international bookings in cultural hubs including Berlin, Rome, Mexico City, and Budapest. He has performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (2019) and shared the stage with Idris Elba at Los Angeles’ world-famous Low End Theory beat showcase. Currently, Canfield is composing music for Mayhem Mirror Studios under the direction of Álvaro García Martínez (Ready Player One, Avengers: Infinity War, The Jungle Book).


Year Project name Client Role
2019 Spill Milk and Cry Jonny Santana Pictures Composer, Sound Designer, Foley Artist, Audio Engineer
2019 Just Another Tuesday Jonny Santana Pictures Composer, Sound Designer, Foley Artist, Audio Engineer
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Year School Course
2008 San Diego City College Music Technology

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