George Lewis is a composer, installation artist, electronic artist, trombone player, and scholar in the fields of improvisation and experimental music. He was awarded the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2002 for his pioneer contributions in music theory, and is currently the Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University. Lewis first performed at The Kitchen in 1979 with Richard Teitelbaum, Takchisa Kosugi, and Reihi Sano, and took part in the New Music, New York Festival the same year. From 1980-82, he occupied the role of music director at The Kitchen. George Lewis continues to perform in New York and internationally. For more information, please visit:http://music.columbia.edu/people/bios/glewis

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