Mark Stewart (American musician)

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Mark Stewart
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In Governors Island in 2013
Background information
OriginNew York City, New York, United States
Occupation(s)Multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, instrument designer
InstrumentsGuitar, daxophone, theremin, cello, baritone saxophone

Mark Stewart is a New York City-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and instrument designer.[1][2]

He has been a member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, Steve Reich and Musicians,[1][2] Zeena Parkins' Gangster Band,[3] and Arnold Dreyblatt's Orchestra of Excited Strings. Stewart is a founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars band and The Jerry Wortman Nonette. Also, he has worked with Paul Simon, Anthony Braxton, Bob Dylan, Cecil Taylor, Meredith Monk, Philip Glass, Bruce Springsteen, Edie Brickell, Don Byron, Paul McCartney, Marc Ribot, and in the duo Polygraph Lounge with Rob Schwimmer, with whom he also contributed to Simon & Garfunkel's "Old Friends" reunion concert tour.[1][2][4] He plays many experimental and lesser-used instruments, such as the daxophone and theremin.[1]

Stewart lives in Brooklyn, New York.[5]

Selected discography[edit]

With Bang on a Can

  • 'Bang on a Can Live, Vol. 2 (Composers Recordings Inc., 1993)
  • Bang on a Can Live, Vol. 3 (Composers Recordings Inc., 1994)
  • Industry (Sony Classical, 1995)
  • Cheating, Lying, Stealing (Sony Classical, 1996)
  • Music For Airports - Brian Eno (Point Music, 1998)
  • Renegade Heaven (Cantaloupe, 2000)
  • Steve Reich: New York Counterpoint; Eight Lines; Four Organs (Nonesuch, 2000)
  • Terry Riley - In C (Cantaloupe, 2001)
  • Classics (Cantaloupe, 2002)
  • Bang On A Can & Don Byron - A Ballad For Many (Cantaloupe, 2006)

With Fred Frith Guitar Quartet

With Paul Simon

  • You're The One' (Warner Bros., 2000) - dobro, banjo, sitar, cello, trumpet, pedal steel
  • So Beautiful or So What (Hear Music, 2011) - saxophone, vocals, wind instruments, e-guitar
  • Live In New York City (Hear Music, 2012 - e-guitar, saxophone, wind instruments

With Zeena Parkins

  • Mouth=Maul=Betrayer (Tzadik, 1996) - guitar, mandolin, cello
  • Pan-Acousticon (Tzadik, 1999) - guitar, cello, daxophone

With Ted Reichman

  • Emigré (Tzadik, 2003) - e-guitar, cello, mandocello, tenor banjo

With Evan Ziporyn

  • Gamelan Galak Tika (New World Records, 2000) - e-guitar, metallophone
  • Amok!, Tire Fire (New World Records, 2000) - e-guitar, metallophone
  • ShadowBang (Cantaloupe Music, 2003) - e-guitar


  1. ^ a b c d Mark Stewart biography on the Bang on a Can website
  2. ^ a b c "Polygraph Lounge : Mark Stewart". Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "Forced Exposure - Artist Page". Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Mark Stewart > Credits at AllMusic[dead link]
  5. ^ Wilkinson, Alec (May 12, 2003). "An Instrumental Man". The New Yorker. Retrieved October 18, 2019.