Mark Stewart

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and instrument designer Mark Stewart has been heard around the world performing old and new music. Since 1998 he has recorded, toured and performed with Paul Simon. He performed at Lincoln Center in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with Phillip Boscoe, Max Wright, Brian Murray, Helen Hunt, Kira Sedgwick, and Paul Rudd. A founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Mark is also a member of Steve Reich and Musicians, The Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, Arnold Dreyblatt's Orchestra of Excited Strings, Zeena Parkins' Gangster Band and the manic duo Polygraph Lounge with keyboard & theremin wizard Rob Schwimmer. He has also worked with Anthony Braxton, Bob Dylan, Cecil Taylor, Meredith Monk, Phillip Glass, Bruce Springsteen, Edie Brickell, Don Byron, Paul McCartney & Marc Ribot. He has worked with the choreographers Eliot Feld, Susan Marshall, & Yoshiko Chuma and has worked extensively with composer Elliot Goldenthal on music for the feature films Titus, The Butcher Boy, The Good Thief, In Dreams and Heat, often playing instruments of his own design and construction. Mark's New York lower east side "lab" is home to an instrument workshop and sonic salon where traditional and new instruments cohabit. Stewart can be heard on Warner Bros., Sony, Sony Classical, Point/Polygram, Nonesuch, Label Bleu, Resonance Magnetique, Cantaloupe and CRI recordings.