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Appearance with Tim Brady in Music at Noon
Tim Brady (electric guitar) performing works from his "24 Frames" guitar + video cross-country tour
University of Lethbridge Recital Hall
16 October, 2012

From Up There and Down
T-stick performances with New Works Calgary
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Calgary
23 March, 2013

Premiere of Still Life: Eviction, for soprano t-stick
2013 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Daejeon, Korea Republic
27 May, 2013

Artist Talk and development of a new commissioned composition for t-stick by Darren Copeland
New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto
December 2013

Integra Contemporary & Electroacoustics Ensemble
University of Lethbridge
5 December, 2013

Canadian New Music Network's FORUM 2014
24 to 26 January, 2014

Premiere and performance with ensemble In Extensio
Faculty and Friends Series, University of Lethbridge
8 March, 2014

Integra Contemporary & Electroacoustics Ensemble
University of Lethbridge
14 April, 2014

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Research Interests
Andrew's current research centres on the application of new technology both in the context of the classroom and the concert hall. His interests can be classified into three primary areas:

1. Combining acoustic and electronic music composition. The goal is to create music for live musicians, who are accompanied by a computer that makes musical decisions in real-time. In these cases, traditional aspects of melody, harmony and rhythm are redeployed in relation to frequency, spectra and behavioural characteristics of the wide open sound world of electronics.

2. Interdisciplinary research that integrates music composition, performance and technology, addressing such issues as: real-time software systems design and implementation; digital instrument / controller design; human-computer interaction; gestural-controlled audio systems; gesture / sound mapping strategies. Take a closer look at digital technology.

3. Developing class curricula and course design methodologies that focus on student learning. Andrew encourages independent learning in an effort to give students the ability to teach themselves. The skill to teach oneself is highly desirable, especially in the mercurial ever-changing domain of technology. The aim is to nurture self-reliant and adaptable students, while at the same time giving them the capability of applying an appropriate methodology for learning in order to get ahead.

Andrew Stewart has contributed to these fields through his demonstrations at: the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, International Computer Music Conference / International Computer Music Association, Electroacoustic Music Studies Network, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, International Music-Gesture Conference, Society for Music Theory, Guthman Musical Instrument Competition and the Congrès de l'Association francophone pour le savoir..

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D. Andrew Stewart has been working in the field of music composition since 1994. Stewart is a composer, trained pianist and music theorist, as well as digital musical instrumentalist.

His educational background includes his time at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, Holland. While in The Netherlands, he completed post-graduate studies in composition with Louis Andriessen and Martijn Padding and also trained in electroacousitcs with Gilius van Bergeijk, Clarence Barlow and Paul Berg. Andrew also holds degrees in music from Wilfrid Laurier University (B.Mus, advisor: Glenn Buhr), The University of British Columbia (M.Mus, advisor: Keith Hamel) and McGill University (D.Mus, advisors: John Rea and Sean Ferguson).

Andrew Stewart’s music has been featured in countries such as: The Netherlands, The United States, Germany, Norway, France, Mexico, Austria, Italy and his home-country of Canada. His music has been played by: l'Ensemble contremporain de Montreal, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, Penderecki Quartet, Canadian Composers’ Orchestra, Toronto New Music Concerts, musikFabrik, orkest de ereprijs, het Malle Symen Quartet, Ensamble 3 and ROSA Ensemble.

Andrew’s residencies include: the Centro Mexicano para la Música y Artes Sonoras, Morelia, Mexico; Casalmaggiore International Festival, Italy; the composers’ course in Radziejowicach, Poland (ISCM); the Tanglewood Music Center's summer session; R. Murray Schafer’s AND WOLF SHALL INHERIT THE MOON, in which he participated annually for ten years.

biography, curriculum vitae
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Andrew Stewart's compositional activities centre on contemporary art music and composing instrumental music, musique concrète, acousmatique musique, music with live electronics and for innovative digital musical instruments. His expertise in classical acoustic compositional practice merges with his proficiency in electronic music, as a result. Traditional aspects of melody, harmony and rhythm are redeployed in relation to frequency, spectra and behavioural characteristics of the wide open sound world of electronics. Andrew's compositional projects of the last eighteen years attest to his interest in blending acoustic instrument and electronic music composition.

compositions, completed works and on-line media
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Composition: Provides students with the opportunity to compose chamber music for solo instruments and small ensembles, as well as helping students develop their ability to identify and create fundamental musical materials, such as melody, harmony, motif, rhythm and meter, structure, form and process.

Music Portfolio and Industry: A survey of the present-day music industry. Students explore how to uncover and expose their musical passion and talent, while expanding their ability to organise professional opportunities, develop professional connections and increase their potential to work in a competitive field.

Interactive Computer Music Performance and Production: Exploration of present-day concepts of integrating technology with music, especially in relation to sensor-to-computer interfaces for creative expression and music production.

Applied Research in Digital Audio Arts: A research and creation course in which students receive instruction and direction with regards to project conception, development, production and dissemination.

Contemporary and Electroacoustics Ensemble: Performance of contemporary art music of the last several decades, with the possibility of performing compositions that integrate acoustic instrumental music and electroacoustic musical forms.
Introduction to Music Technology

Post-tonal Music Theory: Introduction to the basic theoretical concepts of 20th and 21st century post-tonal music and music analysis.
     University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Canada

Control Surfaces for Music Performance and Composition: Designed to broaden participants’ knowledge of control surfaces for interactive computer music and computer-assisted music composition.
     Centro Mexicano para la Música y Artes Sonoras, Morelia, Mexico

Digital Studio Composition: Techniques for composing in the electronic music studio.
     McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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My Channels
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Digital Audio Arts
Digital Audio Arts
University of Lethbridge

Centro Mexicano para la Música y Artes Sonoras

Jaime Oliver
Jaime Oliver,
Musical Instruments, Aesthetics and language of computer/electroacoustic music

Alex Nowitz
Alex Nowitz,
Komponist und Sänger


Fingering the t-stick
T-Stick Composition Workshops

digital composition studios
McGill Digital Composition Studios

Joe's face
Joseph Malloch,
music technology

Metaboldes name
Contemporary Art Music Events

New Adventures in Sound Art New Adventures in Sound Art

EMF home page
Electronic Music Foundation

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