George Lewis (born Chicago, Illinois, 1952) is active as a composer, performer, and computer/installation artist. A 20-year member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, he studied composition with Muhal Richard Abrams at the AACM School of Music and trombone with Dean Hey. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Yale College.
A recipient of several awards from
the National Endowment for the Arts in both music and inter-arts categories,
George Lewis has presented his interdisciplinary compositions across Eastern
and Western Europe, North America, and Japan. His computer compositions
have been premiered at the Banff Centre (Canada), IRCAM
(Paris), and the Studio voor Elektro-Instrumentale Muziek (Amsterdam).
His intermedia installations have been shown at the Randolph Street Gallery
in Chicago, and the Musee de la Villette in Paris, and his "interactive
music videos," combining the mediums of voice, video, and computer
music, have been presented at the Arte Elettronica Festival in Camerina
(Italy) and the
Kitchen (New York).