Conductor, composer, arranger, producer, and songwriter Steve Hackman is one the most innovative artists contributing to a new landscape in classical music. He has conducted his own pop-classical fusion programs such as Brahms V. Radiohead, Beethoven V. Coldplay, Copland V. Bon Iver, Tchaikovsky V. Drake, Bartók V. Björk, and Mashupalooza with the symphony orchestras of Pittsburgh, Nashville, Indianapolis, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Charlotte, Columbus, and the Colorado Music Festival.
From 2015-2017, Hackman served as creative director and conductor of FUSE@PSO, a genre-defying series at the Pittsburgh Symphony. In June 2017, Hackman made his debut with the Boston Pops, and on May 19 he will make his New York City debut with his own hand-picked orchestra performing Brahms V. Radiohead at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn.
On the pop side, Hackman creates music as a producer, DJ and songwriter under the moniker :STEREO HIDEOUT:. His latest album The Gates Unknown was released in February 2018.
Hackman is active on social media under the handle @stereohideout, and many of the pieces referred to here can be watched in their entirety on YouTube via the stereohideout channel.