Monday, 23 November 2015

Talk: CMRU, George E. Lewis, 24 November 2015

Contemporary Music Research Unit (CMRU) Lecture Series 2015

Goldsmiths, University of London

In association with the Institute for Musical Research, the CMRU presents this evening lecture in Senate House.

George E. Lewis

When: 24 November 2015, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Where: Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU ( map)
Cost: free / all welcome

George E. Lewis is a composer, electronic performer, installation artist, trombone player, and scholar in the fields of improvisation and experimental music.

George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University and the director of the Center for Jazz Studies. 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 studied trombone with Dean Hey. A member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1971, Lewis’s oral history is archived in Yale University’s collection of “Major Figures in American Music.”

Lewis’s published articles on music, experimental video, visual art, and cultural studies have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and edited volumes. His 2008 book, A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music, received the American Book Award (2009), the American Musicological Society’s Music in American Culture Award (2009), an Award for Excellence in Recorded Sound Research from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (2009), and an award from the Jazz Journalists Association for the Best Book on Jazz (2009).

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