Steve Crowther was born in Bradford, a City which has informed his social, political and compositional outlook. He studied music at the University of Sussex, specialising in composition with both Jonathan Harvey and Michael Finnissy, graduating with a BA (Hons) and an MA. Steve’s work has been played by many leading performers including the Smith and Fitzwilliam String Quartets, the London Sinfonietta, Delta Saxophone Quartet and Ian Pace. His music has been played throughout the UK even Europe, and at various contemporary music festivals. His Songs for Don was recorded as part of Songs Now: British Songs of the 21st Century (Meridian). In 1991 Steve and composer David Power formed the acclaimed Late Music Festival, which has now simply become Late Music.