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Musician/improviser to discuss work, March 2

George Lewis, improviser-trombonist, composer and computer/installation artist, will discuss historiographical issues concerning the field of interactive music at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in 102 Woolworth Hall.

In his lecture, "Living With Creative Machines: An Improviser Reflects," he will cover topics including race and culture, the documentation of interactive music and its relationship with improvisation as they intertwine with his own extensive personal history with interactive computer music.

Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of Music at Columbia University. The recipient of a 2002 MacArthur "genius" grant, Lewis has explored electronic and computer music, computer-based multimedia installations, text-sound works and notated forms. His artistic work is documented in more than 120 recordings, and his oral history is archived in Yale University's collection of "Major Figures in American Music."

Lewis' talk is part of the /@rts (pronounced "slash arts") lecture series, which explores interrelations of new media, technology and traditional forms and practices of arts and humanities. It is co-sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Office of Information Technology, the Council for the Humanities, the Program in Visual Arts, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Music and the University Art Museum.

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