The Corwin Chair presents "Drive My Car," a lecture by composer Drew Lesso

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Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

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  • Studio Xenakis (Room 2215 Music Building)

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Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Drew Lesso: "Drive My Car"The Corwin Chair will present a lecture, "Drive My Car," by composer Drew Lesso on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 6 pm in Studio Xenakis (Music Building, Room 2215).
Drew Lesso was born in 1949 into a musical family from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Peter Max produced his Pop music during the late sixties. After playing everything from Jazz to Pop and Classical to Religious, he left for Cologne, Germany in 1970 to study with Karlheinz Stockhausen; soaking up a fabulous musical experience for six years. Upon returning to the United States, he took up residence and was instrumental in developing the Los Angeles Arts District. Much of Drew’s music is based upon the Lambdoma, as described by German theoretician Hans Kayser.
His works were performed at the Japan America Theater by the USC Contemporary Music Ensemble, at the Bing Theater by the California Ear Unit, at the Cologne Philharmonic for the International Computer Music Conference 1988, by Basso Bongo at the Hartford Symphony and Hong Kong Symphony naming a few. He served as President of the Los Angeles Independent Composers Association 1990-2.  He received the ASCAP award two years running 1998-99.  He presented a paper on Harmonics at MicroFest 2001.  He currently runs an Artist Retreat in Frazier Park, CA.  
Talk description:
"Drive My Car" seems like a good analogy to presenting my journey through Art & Music. The talk is divided into three sections. It begins with a brief introduction to the Lambdoma and Harmonics that are primary influences for my work. Then, a few examples from my catalog as time allows. And finally, examples from current work.
Drew Lesso: Drive My Car