George Lewis: Residency

The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. VI, no. 5, p. 10, May/June 1995:

George Lewis is a jazz musician from the USA. As a well respected computer programmer and interactive artist he has been teaching computer music at University of Southern California for several years. George visited Vancouver every July for the last five years as an instructor for the Simon Fraser University’s Computer Intensive. He will once again be staying at the Western Front, but this time he will be here as the artist-in-residence.

His work with computers normally includes the creation of interactive music systems for performance. For the residency he will be exploring the new area of multi-media publishing. He plans to combine video clips of various musicians with his writing on the AACM to create a critical, aesthetic and informational hyperdocument. With George, though, anything is possible, so we’ll see when he gets here.