SYNAPTIC ADVENTURE AND MUSIC PRESS
A seasoned musician/performer of 30 years, Stephen has released 8 CD’s, 10 video productions, toured in the US and abroad and now presents his award winning short autobiographical film ‘ A SynapTic Adventure : Tourettes and Beyond ‘ which won Best Documentary in the Bucks Fever Film Fest 2013 . Dijoseph’s film has been featured on Comcast Xfinity OnDemand. Recent press includes the Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY-NPR Newsworks with Peter Crimmins and the Times Herald of Montgomery County PA, with a live radio appearance on Philadelphia’s WXPN radio. ‘SynapTic Adventure’ has gone on to the 16th Annual Washington DC Indie Film Festival, Bergenfield Film Festival and the most recent Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival. Two-time Academy Award winner Ron Judkins says of SynapTic Adventure ” I was truly moved by Stephen’s story, music and ability as a director to pull me into his “adventure! ”
What People Are Saying:
“A really creative film! Great work and keep going!”
“Stephen— I like it! So much more to learn about Tourettes and this is one clever way to trace its progress and its tic by tic variations– like charting a musical score.”
Gene Shay WXPN radio
“Just wanted to tell you great job. Loved the documentary….I really did! You are so creative and it is exciting to watch other people celebrate it too. You are making a difference in the TS community.”
‘Front of the class’ Author
“A humorous and insightful journey through the mind of a composer/performing artist who grew up, lives and thrives with Tourette’s Syndrome .”
Washington DC Indie Film Festival
This is a nice thing (about Stephen’s guitar style)… when a guitarist can take such an old instrument and create such a NEW HYPNOTIC SPELL …
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Words and music TALENTED singer-songwriter Stephen DiJoseph doesn’t make a big issue of having Tourette’s syndrome, so we won’t either. His new CD HYPNOTIZED highlights his low-key, prog-rock sound and jazzy folkways plus, his dynamite, swinging version of the Moody Blues ‘Nights in White Satin’.
Complex, bold, awe-inspiring performances and arrangements. The likes of which this listener has rarely witnessed.
Founder, JP Folks International Music Network
…Strains of acoustic folk-rock, Beckish modernism, soft-pedal soul, and drum-‘n’-bass coalesce into a poetic and accessible collection of songs with an original flavor.
…a soulful voice …. mind-bending instrumentals that leave you feeling like you found something ” you didn’t know you needed.“
Host, Maine Things Considered