Concert: George Lewis: Interactive Trio

Concert: George Lewis: Interactive Trio

Acclaimed avant-garde trombonist and musical innovator George Lewis performs with U-M’s own grand jazz pianist Geri Allen for a live action trio with a computer generated “virtual improvisor” program (designed by Lewis) to respond to their playing on acoustic Yamaha Disklavier.

George Lewis, trombone; Geri Allen, piano I; Lewis interactive music system, piano II.

Introduction by Daniel Herwitz, Director of the Institute for the Humanities

Panel Discussion: Improvisation as a Way of Life

Panel discussion with Arnold I. Davidson, University of Chicago; George E. Lewis, Columbia University; Geri Allen and Edward W. Sarath, University of Michigan.

Introduction by Daniel Herwitz, Director of the Institute for the Humanities