Northeastern Ohio native, and multi-faceted artist, Steve Wishnewski started his creative journey at a young age. “I grew up around music from both of my parents, and I was interested and curious about different forms of art as far back as I can remember. Creating things in any way has always been my co-pilot.”
His love and passion for creativity has been his motivation ever since. “As a kid, I would always make gifts and drawings for my mom. In high school, I would design my own t-shirts of bands I liked, so I would have a shirt no one else had”, he recalls. “Then I started getting into playing music. You know, garage bands with your school friends. Mostly covers, of course”, he laughs. “Music, drawing, painting, sculptures, even skateboarding, just whatever I could get my hands on to express my creativity”.
In the early 2000’s that passion finically started to take off. “I played bass guitar in a band called Rounding 3rd. Well, we had several names, but that was the one that stuck I guess. We released a few EPs and a few albums, toured regionally throughout the Midwest, played the Vans Warped Tour one year. We were really gaining momentum”.
But all good things must come to an end. “We we’re doing well on our own. We had a handful of national producers who were interested in working with us on our next album. Long story short, our singer decided to move to L.A. to pursue things on his own, and that was that” he says. “It was hard at the time, because I had really put everything I had into that band”.
That didn’t stop Steve from pursuing his creative passions though. “I played in a few local bands for a couple years. Nothing too serious. But I really started dedicating more time to my artwork again as well”.
In 2013 Steve held his first solo art exhibit. “It was fun and stressful at the same time”, he recalls. “I was nervous to share that side of me with the public. Everyone’s their own worst critic. But I had a really good support system around me. In the end, I showed 50 pieces at the exhibit. I sold 35 of them the first night, and 6 more in the following weeks. I was very humbled by the whole experience”.
Humbleness aside, that’s an incredible first showing. And now? “I got into composing and film scoring. It’s something I was already doing, writing instrumental music, mostly for myself. So I wanted to push myself to see if I could translate visual emotion into audible music. I’ve scored some feature-length indie films, a web-series, and many short films. I am still painting and sculpting, and I play bass in a band called Rebreather. But composing for film is the direction I am most focused on. It’s what I want to do full time”.
Onwards, upwards and always pushing his creativity to the next level, Steve will surely have a long future ahead of him.
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What: My submission track for the Hans Zimmer Masterclass.
CANDOR & THE CITY
What: Documentary Web-Series
Job: Composing Background Tracks
Client: Above The Cut Films
What: Short Film
Job: Film Score, Sound Effects, Actor (Randar Chrome)
Client: Midnight Monster
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