Ian Stewart is a composer and keyboard player based in London, England.
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Much of his music is written for classical saxophone or electronics and often include prerecorded spoken voice. Many works were written for particular players and ensembles including Kyle Horch, Naomi Sullivan, John Harle, Royal College of Music Saxophone Ensemble and Northwestern University Saxophone Ensemble.
His library music is released through three production music companies and has been used in television programmes in several countries.
Influences include psychedelic music, Gil Evans, Andy Warhol, 1960s music that used live instruments with prerecorded tape, Carl Ruggles and twentieth century American music, new wave rock, and 1960s poet Adrian Henri.
For two consecutive years he attended Paul Patterson's contemporary music summer school, studying electronic composition, live electronics and the early VCS3 synthesizer. He was one of the few students to have attended composition classes with Franz Reizenstein, a pupil of Paul Hindemith. He also studied with pianist and composer Thomas Rajna.