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Greg Stuart

Assistant Professor, Experimental Music Performance/Music Literature
School of Music

Phone: 803-777-0227

School of Music Room 322


Music History Studies



Greg Stuart is a percussionist whose work explores various alternative percussion techniques, including sustained friction, gravity-based sounds via small grains, sympathetic vibration and electronic instruments. Since 2006, Stuart has collaborated extensively with the composer Michael Pisaro, producing a large body of new music for percussion comprised of pieces that focus on the magnification of small sounds through recording and layering, often in combination with field recordings  and/or electronic sounds (An unrhymed chord, A wave and wavesRicefall (2), July Mountain, and the Hearing Metal series). He also currently works with the percussion trio Meridian (with Tim Feeney and Nick Hennies) and with computer musician Joe Panzner.

He has performed at MaerzMusik (Berlin), Café Oto (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Centro Cultural UFG (Goiânia), Gallery Kapleica (Ljubljana), Issue Project Room (New York), The Wulf (Los Angeles), Elastic Arts Foundation (Chicago), New Music Co-Op (Austin), Philadelphia Sound Forum, Sushi Performance and Visual Art (San Diego), MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis), and the Columbia Museum of Art, among others. He has recorded for Edition Wandelweiser, Gravity Wave, Erstwhile, Cathnor, Accidie, L'innomable and Senufo Editions.

Stuart holds D.M.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of California, San Diego and a BMus from Northwestern University. Greg Stuart is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. where he teaches music history, experimental music, and runs the New Music Workshop.