EventsExperimental Music from Brazil and Beyond
During their visit to Lethbridge, the percussion and violoncello duo, Fernando Rocha and Elise Pittenger, perform live electronic music from composers Sergio Freire, Matthew Burtner, Kaija Saariaho, as well as performing the world premiere of a new composition from João Pedro Oliveira. The t-stick instrumentalist, D. Andrew Stewart, will be joining them for performance-improvisations in an unusual combination of acoustic and digital-electronic instruments.
University of Lethbridge Recital Hall
29 January, 2012
Residency at the Centro Mexicano para la Música y Artes Sonoras, or CMMAS (The Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Art)
Premiere of Blissful Transmission for clarinet and soprano t-stick at the 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR)
Nuno Pinto, clarinet
8-12 October, 2012
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
New music for soprano t-stick at the Happening Festival of New Music and Media
University of Calgary
Research InterestsAndrew'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..
BiographyD. 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.
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ComposingAndrew 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.
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