In a year-long residency at MIT’s Glass Lab, Mark Stewart – multi-instrumentalist, guitarist, composer, and instrument designer – will work with students to create unique glass instruments.
Stewart and Glass Lab Director Peter Houk will teach MIT students how to design and build a glass orchestra from scratch – with an emphasis on the new and unconventional. Throughout the course of the year, students will explore the sonic possibilities afforded by the medium of glass, culminating in an ensemble performance in the spring of 2013.
Part of The Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Glass Lab offers MIT students the opportunity to observe first-hand the material principles learned in the classroom. In addition to its popular extracurricular workshops, the Lab also presents lectures, residencies, and special projects, hosting artists of world renown. Learn more about The MIT Glass Lab.
The New York Times: Experimentation in a Sonic Salon
MIT Campus News: Musician Mark Stewart Comes to the Glass Lab
Join Us At This Public Event
CAST Marathon Concert
Friday, April 5, 2013
7:00 pm | Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
The four-hour CAST spring concert, following up on 2011’s popular FAST Forward New Music Marathon, features renowned guest artists Hauschka, Pamela Z., Dewa Alit and Mark Stewart performing solo works and with students in MIT’s own Gamelan Galak Tika, Glass Lab Orchestra, Lamine Touré and Rambax. Traversing the spectrum of contemporary musical practice, the marathon will conclude with an unprecedented world fusion version of Terry Riley’s anthemic In C, featuring Senegalese drums, original glass instruments, electronics, and western instruments.
Co-presented by Music and Theater Arts.
Mark Stewart’s residency is made possible by Music and Theater Arts and the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology. CAST connects artists, scientists, and engineers through a practice of experimentation, risk-taking, and imaginative problem solving.