University of Pittsburgh

George Lewis in Residence

The University of Pittsburgh Jazz Program in the Department of Music and Music on the Edge are pleased to welcome George Lewis as our Artist in Residence for a week of events as part of the university's Year of the Humanities, with support from the Humanities Center, College of Arts and Sciences, A&S Faculty Research and Scholarship Program, and Yamaha Pianos. George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, where he is head of the Music Composition Area and a member of the faculty in Historical Musicology. A recipient of a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, Lewis is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2015 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Lewis is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), and he has been widely recognized for his work in electronic music and computer-based multimedia installations.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Panel Discussion: Sounding New Socialities
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 6 p.m., Free
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Lecture: “A Power Stronger Than Itself”
with book signing to follow
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., Free
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Friday, February 26, 2016
“Spooky Interaction”
Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m., Free
Spooky Interaction is a live, transcontinental performance over Internet2 utilizing Lewis’ Voyager interactive improvisation software.
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Saturday, February 27, 2016
Music on the Edge: The Chamber Music of George Lewis
The Andy Warhol Museum, 8 p.m.
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Yamaha Disklavier DCFX and CFIIIS concert grand pianos provided by Yamaha Corporation of America, in association with Modern Piano in Wexford, Pennsylvania.

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