"[His music] possesses the ability to transport the listener to somewhere beyond the concrete and the everyday while apparently originating from within it."
Stuart Marshall, The Sound Projector
Andrew Lewis is a composer based in North Wales (UK). His music is primarily concerned with the phenomenon of sound as a raw material, and often uses technology in its realisation and performance. He is especially interested in exploring the musicality of everyday sounds as a means of connecting more directly with listeners. His output ranges from 'acousmatic' music (heard solely on multiple loudspeakers) to orchestral and chamber works, often (but not exclusively) including technology.
New work for UPROAR
31 Jul 2018 – Andrew Lewis is one of ten composers across Wales composing newly commisioned works for the launch of UPROAR, Wales' new music ensemble. The new work will be premiered at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, on October 26 2018.
Lebenslieder wins KLANG! prize
5 Jun 2018 – The first movement of Lebenslieder was awarded second prize in the KLANG! competition, Montpellier. This work for chamber orchestra and electronics deals with the topic of dementia, blending the voices of those with the condition with the live ensemble.
Skyline at BEASTFEaST
27 Apr 2018 – Andrew Lewis performed Skyline on the renowned BEAST diffusion system at the 2018 edition of BEASTFEaST in Birmingham, England
Storm-song and LEXICON in Italy
20 Apr 2018 – Andrew Lewis visted the Lice Classico A. Casardi in Barletta, Italy, for "Acusmoniae 3.0" presented by Leo Cicala. The programme included audiovisual piece LEXICON, and Storm-song for piano and fixed media, with Vanessa Sotgiu (piano).
19 Mar 2018 – Lebenslieder, for chamber orchestra and electronics, was premiered on 19 March at the Pontio Centre, Bangor. An ensemble of 13 musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performed the three movement work at the'Songs from Afar' event, hosted by Welsh broadcaster Beti George. The piece uses the voices of people with dementia and their partners who care for them. Composition of the work was supported by The Leverhulme Trust.
'Fern Hill' French premiere
23 Feb 2018 – Orchestral work Fern Hill was given its French premiere by l'Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier conducted by David Niemanns. The piece was performed as part of the KLANG! orchestre event in Montpellier on 23 February.
Andrew Lewis joins Composers Edition
22 Sept 2017 – Andrew Lewis is delighted to be joining Composers Edition. All his notated chamber and orchestral music will be available in hard copy and for download, including works with live electronics.
'Skyline' wins Destellos Prize
3 Sept 2017 – Skyline has been awarded first prize in the acousmatic category of the 10th Foundation Destellos Competition, Argentina.
'Skyline' Russian premiere
Skyline will receive its Russian premiere at the 35th General Asssembly of CIME, Moscow House of Composers, Moscow, on 26 September 2017.
'LEXICON' US premiere
Videomusic piece LEXICON will receive its US premiere in Brooklyn, New York, at the Bushwick Open Studios, Mise-En Place, Bushwick on 23-24 September 2017.
'Fern Hill' French premiere
Fern Hill is to be given its French premiere by l'Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie, in Montpellier on 23 February 2018.
'Straatmuziek' US premiere
June 25 2017 – 'Straatmuziek' received its US premiere at the Mise–En Music Festival in New York. It was performed by members of Ensemble Mise–En: Kelley Barnett (flute, alto flute), Vasco Dukovski (clarinet, bass clarinet) and Yumi Suehiro (piano), with Andrew Lewis (electronics).