George Lewis: "Interactive Trio"

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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 Composer, improvisor, performer, and interpreter George Lewis visits CCRMA to present his concert-length work "Interactive Trio," for two pianos and second instrumentalist. Lewis will be joined by visiting Tinker Professor Roberto Morales on piano. George Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002, an Alpert Award in the Arts in 1999, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lewis' work as composer, improvisor, performer, and interpreter explores electronic and computer music, computer-based multimedia installations, text-sound works, and notated and improvisative forms.

His work has been documented on more than 140 recordings, and his compositions and installations have been presented by the American Composers Orchestra, Dinosaur Annex, Wet Ink, the Turning Point Ensemble, Ensemble Erik Satie, Works and Process, the S.E.M. Ensemble, the NOW Orchestra, Deutschlandradio Kultur Berlin, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and others, with commissions from the 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, OPUS (Paris), IRCAM, Musee des Sciences et des Industries La Villette, Harvestworks, Studio Museum in Harlem, the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, and others. His widely acclaimed book, "A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music," was a recipient of the 2009 American Book Award. Most recently, Lewis was selected by United States Artists as a 2011 USA Walker Fellow
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