Eclipse is an essay in light and dark, obfuscation
and clarity. It is built
Andrew Lewis (born 1963) read music at the University of Birmingham,
graduating in 1984. He subsequently studied composition there with Jonty
Harrison, completing a doctorate in 1991. Since 1993 he has been Lecturer in
Music at the University of Wales Bangor, teaching composition and directing
the Electroacoustic Music Studios.
He works in a variety of media, from electroacoustic and acousmatic music to
works for conventional forces (chamber, vocal, orchestral) with or without
electronics. Whatever the medium, his work reflects a concern with sound as
the basic stuff of music, a medium to be controlled, shaped and sculpted as
directly as possible.
His music has won several prizes, awards and mentions (PRS, Bourges, Prix
Ars Electronica, Stockholm Electronic Arts, Hungarian Radio, British Arts
Council Bursary, Noroit finalist) and is performed and broadcast in many
countries. One vinyl and six CD recordings are available.
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