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.