The Music of George Lewis: Zeitgeist and Friends with special guest George Lewis
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Zeitgeist and Friends with special guest George Lewis: The Music of George Lewis

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George Lewis. Photo: Maurice Weiss.

St. Paul–based contemporary chamber ensemble Zeitgeist returns to the Walker to perform an eclectic range of works composed by George Lewis, the legendary experimental musician, trombonist, scholar, and computer music innovator. The quartet will be joined by “Friends” – an all-star roster of 15 local improvisers and musicians. The evening features a newly co-commissioned work by Lewis for Zeitgeist as well as his large improvisational works Shadowgraph V and Calder, inspired by Alexander Calder’s mobile pieces, all overseen by Lewis, in residence for the week.

Joining Zeitgeist and Lewis will be:
Douglas R. Ewart, multi-instrumentalist
Michelle Kinney, cello
Laura Harada, violin
Dameun Strange, electronics
Eric M. C. Gonzalez, guitar
George Cartwright, guitar
DeVon Russel Gray, keyboard/electronics
Shannon Wettstein, piano
Ivan Cunningham, saxophone
Sarah M. Greer, voice
Kyle Hutchins, saxophone
Queen Drea, electronics
Davu Seru, percussion
J. C. Sanford, trombone
Aby Wolf, voice
Phil Fried, bass

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  • Commissioned by the Walker Art Center with support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Program support provided by Producers’ Council members Therese Sexe and David Hage.