324: George Lewis

Celebrated as a performer and composer, this Columbia professor is particularly noted for his computer music that draws on artificial intelligence. So is the computer a tool for making sound or a tool for thinking? Neither. “It’s actually a tool for investigating subjectivity.” A conversation made possible by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Person: Muhal Richard Abrams
Place: IRCAM
Thing: the computer
Randy’s Person: Joseph Boulogne