Mark Stewart (guitarist)

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
Instrument(s)Guitar, 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, Merh 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[]

With Bang on a Can

With Fred Frith Guitar Quartet

With Paul Simon

With Zeena Parkins

With Ted Reichman

With Evan Ziporyn


  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 > Crs at AllMusic[dead link]
  5. ^ Wilkinson, Alec (May 12, 2003). "An Instrumental Man". The New Yorker. Retrieved October 18, 2019.