Douglas Ewart is a composer and instrumentalist best known for his hand-made instruments, kinetic sound sculptures, and polyphonic scores. Ewart worked with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) throughout his career, and served as the organization's president from 1979 until 1986. In his compositions, Ewart combines a variety of instruments, from bassoons to bamboo flutes, clarinets to Rastafarian drums, among various others. In 1979, Ewart played alongside George Lewis at The Kitchen, and has performed along the likes of Richard Teitelbaum, Wadada Leo Smith, and Alvin Curran. He continues to teach and perform in America today. For more information, please visit: