Composition as Ethnography
This talk places pressure on the border separating creative work from academic research, through an examination of a number of cases from my own work as a composer and interactive artist. The works I discuss range from computer music performance and interactive installations to opera, and were all developed through a combination of ethnographic method, historical and archival work, and analysis of musical and social practice.
George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University. The recipient of a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, a 1999 Alpert Award in the Arts, a 2011 United States Artists Walker Fellowship, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lewis has been a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1971. His work in electronic and computer music, computer-based multimedia installations, text-sound works, and notated and improvisative forms is documented on more than 140 recordings.
Performances at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival:
22 November 2015 at 7pm, 27 November 2015 at 7pm
Part of the IMR International Composers Series