Stevie Wishart was educated at Cambridge and Oxford universities and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, before studying composition and electronic music at the University of York. She then studied improvised and aleatoric music with John Cage and David Tudor. As a composer, performer and improviser she explores medieval and contemporary extremes, using ancient instruments such as the hurdy gurdy, as well as electronic and computer music technologies. She has composed for early and modern music ensembles and also dance companies. She has appeared throughout Europe, USA and Australia; has had residencies at IRCAM in Paris, ZKM in Karlsruhe, ADK Berlin and Mills College, California; and has worked with creative artists such as Wayne McGregor, Philippe Starck, John Tilbury and Fred Frith.
Stevie Wishart is currently working on a number of projects reflecting a passion for finding compositional inspiration in political and environmental issues.