George E. Lewis
Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music, and as the Director of the Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University

George E. Lewis participated in the World Leaders Forum event, The Conversations Series: Improvisation in Everyday Life, in September 2007.

George E. Lewis serves as the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music, and as the Director of the Center for Jazz Studies 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 studied composition with Muhal Richard Abrams at the AACM School of Music, and trombone with Dean Hey. A member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1971, Lewis's work as composer, improvisor, performer and interpreter explores electronic and computer music, computer-based multimedia installations, text-sound works, and notated and improvisative forms, and is documented on more than 120 recordings. His published articles on music, experimental video, visual art, and cultural studies have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and edited volumes, and his book, Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in Fall 2007.

 

Participated In

The Conversations Series: Improvisation in Everyday Life

Date: September 25, 2007 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Low Memorial Library
Description:
Co-sponsored by the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University
the guiding premise of the series is that the study of improvisation can
present a new animating paradigm for scholarly inquiry in the humanities, arts
and the social, political and natural sciences.