Composer to Composer: In Conversation with George Lewis, Courtney Bryan, and Damon Holzborn
November 18, 2020 @ 3:00PM — 4:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Join us in conversation with George Lewis, Courtney Bryan, and Damon Holzborn.
Virtual Concerto from 2004
On November 18, Courtney Bryan and Damon Holzborn will talk with George Lewis about his Virtual Concerto from 2004, a piece for improvising computer piano soloist and orchestra, written for ACO. The New York Times described the premiere, writing, “the soloist was a computer-driven piano, its software programmed to ‘react’ to aspects of the orchestra's performance.”
The Composer to Composer series features major American composers in conversation with each other about their work and leading a creative life. The intergenerational discussions will begin by exploring a single work with one composer interviewing the other. Attendees will gain insight to each work’s genesis, sound, influence on the American orchestral canon, and be invited to ask questions of the artists. Events will be live-streamed and available for on-demand viewing for seven days following the live event.
Tickets are free; registration highly encouraged. Registrants will receive links to recordings of featured works in advance of the event.