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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).

George Lewis' work as a trombonist is documented on over eighty record albums on which he is featured as composer, improviser, or interpreter. He has taught at Simon Fraser University and the Art Institute of Chicago, and was for two years curator of the Music program at the Kitchen Center in New York City. He is a Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego.