UCCS Music Program

Peak FreQuency: George E. Lewis - Improvisation as a Way of Change

Peak FreQuency: George E. Lewis - Improvisation as a Way of Change

November 21, 2019 | 12:30 PM

UCCS Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Series
George E. Lewis: “Improvisation as a Way of Change”
UCCS Kraemer Family Library, 2nd Floor Apse
1420 Austin Bluffs Ave
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Free of charge
uccs.edu/research/deans-scholar-series

The field of critical improvisation studies has exploded in recent years, with a surge in interdisciplinary inquiry across a wide variety of disciplines in the humanities, the arts, and the social and natural sciences, across both artistic and nominally non-artistic fields. The fundamental condition of improvisation is centered around the idea that practices of improvisation and innovation are not limited to the artistic domain, but are fundamental to the existence and survival of every human formation. Thus, this lecture will show that the humanistic and scientific study of improvisation is providing us with new understandings of the human condition.

For information on the Peak FreQuency Festival contact Glen Whitehead at gwhitehe@uccs.edu or 719-255-4155.