visiting artists

george e. lewis

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music legend

improvised music legend and one of america’s great musicians, professor lewis spent a week with lasalle’s school of contemporary music as artist-in-residence in february 2016.

over the week, he engaged with students in workshops and research, and performed with an ensemble comprising staff, students and alumni. professor lewis also delivered a lively open lecture where he performed excerpts from his work and spoke about his distinguished career.

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professor lewis is the edwin h. case professor of american music at columbia university and a fellow of the american academy of arts and sciences. his creative work as composer, improviser and computer/installation artist is documented on more than 140 recordings, presented by world-renowned orchestras from the london philharmonia to the radio-sinfonieorchester stuttgart.