George Lewis

Columbia University, Abigail R. Cohen Fellow

Finding the Sound of Freedom: Artificial Intelligence in Real-Time Musical Creativity

George Lewis is an American composer, musicologist, and trombonist. He is Professor of American Music at Columbia University and Artistic Director of the International Contemporary Ensemble, as well as a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin. At the Institute, Lewis will work on a 15-minute work for the Grossman Ensemble, a resident new music group at the University of Chicago, using a combination of instrumental with artificial intelligence techniques.

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