D. Andrew Stewart is a composer and performer of live electronics (gesture-controlled electroacoustic music performance). After developing his own sensor-suit while living in Paris, France, Stewart has expanded performance practices for both DIY and commercially available input devices and has continued to perform his own compositions with acoustic instrument ensembles. To a large extent, Stewart's work has been supported by major awards, grants and research funding from organisations such as: Canada Council for the Arts, SOCAN Foundation, Le Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture, NUFFIC Foreign Government Awards Program, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, Community of Research Excellence Development Opportunities Program. Andrew Stewart’s music has been featured in countries such as: The Netherlands, The United States, Germany, France, Mexico, Norway, Austria, Italy, Korea Republic and his home country of Canada. His music has been performed by: the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, Penderecki Quartet, Canadian Composers’ Orchestra, Toronto New Music Concerts, L’Ensemble contemporain de Montre?al, Continuum Contemporary Music, Bradyworks, musikFabrik, orkest de ereprijs, het Malle Symen Quartet, Ensamble 3 and ROSA Ensemble, L'Orchestre National d'Harmonie des Jeunes. Stewart has contributed to the field of music technology 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, Electronic Music Foundation, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Society for Music Theory, and the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.
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