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Lewis, George 1952-

Works: 241 works in 531 publications in 2 languages and 6,637 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Musical settings  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Performer, Instrumentalist, Editor, Conductor, Composer, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Speaker, Author of introduction, zxx
Classifications: ML3508.8.C5, 781.6506077311
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by George Lewis
A power stronger than itself : the AACM and American experimental music by George Lewis( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Founded in 1965 and still active today, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is an American institution with an international reputation. From its working-class roots on the South Side of Chicago, the AACM went on to forge an extensive legacy of cultural and social experimentation, crossing both musical and racial boundaries. The success of individual members and ensembles such as Muhal Richard Abrams, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Anthony Braxton has been matched by the enormous influence of the collective itself in inspiring a generation of musical experimentalists. George E. Lewis, who joined the collective as a teenager in 1971, establishes the full importance and vitality of the AACM with this communal history, written with a symphonic sweep that draws on a cross-generational chorus of voices and a rich collection of rare images. Faced with shrinking economic opportunities in Chicago and a segregated music industry, the original members of the AACM found inspiration in the civil rights movement's call for change through self-determination and collective action. These musicians pooled their individual strengths in a new organization powerfully committed to a forward-thinking approach to musical creation and performance. Evolving a range of experimental methods, from invented instruments and unusual musical scores to improvisation and the early use of computers, the AACM challenged the borders separating classical music and jazz. Moving from Chicago to New York to Paris, and from founding member Steve McCall's kitchen table to Carnegie Hall, A Power Stronger Than Itself uncovers a vibrant, multicultural universe and brings to light a major piece of the history of avant-garde music and art."--Publisher's description
Changing with the times by George Lewis( Recording )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maritime rites by Alvin S Curran( Recording )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sour mash by Marina Rosenfeld( )

4 editions published in 2010 and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duets (1997) by George Lewis( )

2 editions published in 1998 and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biomedical aspects of botulism by George Lewis( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biomedical Aspects of Botulism
Black light white noise : sound and light in contemporary art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Light/White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art documents an installation-oriented show at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 2007. All the contributors are contemporary black artists working with sound and light, which often reflect a distinctly black cultural perspective. Selected canonical works are exhibited, that place these 21st-century sound and light works in context with the history of the genre. The accompanying catalog contains extensive photographic and audio documentation on each installation, along with biographical and bibliographical information on each artist
Musica Elettronica Viva : MEV 40 (1967-2007) by Musica Elettronica Viva( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin tango : Joe Sachse duos by Joe Sachse( )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribute to Bird and Monk by Heiner Stadler( )

2 editions published in 2011 and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redhanded by India Cooke( )

2 editions published in 1996 and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bench and bar of Colorado by George Lewis( Book )

6 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Patterson : born in the state of FLUX/us by Valerie Cassel Oliver( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative orchestra music 1976 by Anthony Braxton( Recording )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1988 and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I got rhythm : Art and jazz since 1920 = Kunst und Jazz seit 1920 by Prestel Verlag( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1920s and 1930s jazz from the United States took Europe by storm, conquering the ballrooms and dance halls, bars and cafés, music halls and movie theaters. The new music was the first popular phenomenon -- it was pop before pop existed -- and enthralled the bohemian world and affluent middle class as much as it did adolescents and intellectuals. With works by major artists such as Otto Dix, Max Beckmann, Marlene Dumas, Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Verena Loewensberg, A.R. Penck, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, I Got Rhythm: Art and Jazz since 1920 demonstrates how jazz provoked a remarkable response from the art scene throughout the twentieth century. This book unites diverse artistic explorations of jazz, starting with paintings of the classic modern period, continuing with works of European and American postwar abstraction, and culminating in contemporary installations and video pieces."--
Jennie C. Jones : compilation by Valerie Cassel Oliver( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L-R-G ; The maze ; S II examples by Roscoe Mitchell( )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Music, New York 1979( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

YPGPN by Phill Niblock( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of critical improvisation studies( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies gathers contributions from more than sixty authors pioneering new scholarly approaches to improvisation in the arts, humanities, social, and natural sciences
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A power stronger than itself : the AACM and American experimental music
Alternative Names
George Lewis americký pozounista a hudební skladatel

George Lewis Amerikaans jazzmuzikant

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George Lewis amerikansk musiker

George Lewis US-amerikanischer Jazzposaunist und Komponist

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Black light white noise : sound and light in contemporary artBenjamin Patterson : born in the state of FLUX/us