Composer: democrat: one-time radiographer: ex-punk rocker.
Absorbing influences from acoustic physics, contemporary micro-tonality and the scrapyard.
Exploring the juxtaposition of modes (symmetrical favoured) with series derived from the natural harmonic series.
Works from small ensembles to orchestra, often involving voices, sometimes using his own experimental instruments.
Reaching beyond the established conventions of music notation, 12-tone equal temperament and performance practice.
Drawing on life-experiences, expressing childlike joy at discovering and sharing ideas with all who encounter his work.
Un-encumbered by issues of style, genre and social class: challenging and destroying artificial barriers.
Music, to Stuart, is not only a gift, but also a service; not only a work, but also a struggle;
Not only a mission, but also a message.