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Drew Lesso


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Drew Lesso (USA), born 1949, studied composition at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Cologne BRD where he was a student of Karlheinz Stockhausen 1972-1976. He was a member on the founding board of the Independent Composers Association, Los Angeles 1978 and served as its president in 1989. His music has been performed primarily in Southern California most notably, New Music Los Angeles 1987 and the SCREAM Festival at CalArts 1989. He has guest lectured on Hans Kayser Harmonics at the Otis Parsons School of Art and Design and the Visual Music Alliance in Los Angeles. Two of his works for chamber ensemble were performed at the Cologne Philharmonic as part of the International Computer Music Conference 1988. Slow Down was performed by BassoBongo at Brown Brandice University 1995. Constellations Pt 1 was selected by the International Computer Music Association to be part of the World Wide Web Museum at ArtneT IAMFREE 1995. Published articles in the SEAMUS Journal and Computer Music Journal spring 1995. His compositions join harmonic proportions from the visual world with musical motives by writing computer programs to generate the completed work.


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