|Occupation||Composer, Musicologist, Teacher|
Andrew Lewis (born 1963) read music at the University of Birmingham, England, between 1981 and 1984, and subsequently studied composition there with Jonty Harrison, completing a doctorate in 1991. He was one of the original members of BEAST, and throughout the Eighties and early Nineties worked with them on many electroacoustic concerts and events.
His output is predominantly acousmatic music, but he also composes for conventional forces (chamber, vocal, orchestral) with or without electronics. His music has won several prizes, awards and mentions (PRS, Bourges ‘Euphonie d’Or’, Prix Ars Electronica, Stockholm Electronic Arts, Hungarian Radio, British Arts Council Bursary, Noroit finalist, ARTS XXI Valencia, CIMESP São Paulo).
He is Professor and Head of Composition at Bangor University, Wales, where he also directs the work of the Electroacoustic Music Studios, and Electroacoustic WALES, which acts as a focus for the creation and dissemination of electroacoustic music throughout Wales.