Tracking The Odds: George Lewis (Audio)
Selections from the Roulette Archive documenting the composer/trombonist George Lewis’ work over 3 decades from jazz and improvisation, to ensemble compositions, to his innovations in interactive computer music, all of which he has, uniquely, mastered. Here we hear him solo, in sets with woodwind master JD Parran, and in a large ensemble work with the Wet Ink Ensemble, all accompanied, altered, or driven by his custom audio generating listening algorithms. George Lewis is Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University. A 2002 MacArthur Fellow, Lewis studied composition with Muhal Richard Abrams at the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and has been a member of the AACM since 1971 which he has documented in a book, A Power Stronger Than Itself.