David "Uncle Dave" Lewis

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Born: 17 August 1961 — Cincinnati, OH — USA
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Music

Over 500 works, including:

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  • Scribbles (1975; 2003) any instruments
  • Massuicide (1978) 4 voices
  • Lonely Swimmer (1979) piano and chamber orchestra
  • Rec Vehicle Mishap Kills Ex-Officer (1981) voice & ensemble
  • You (1982) rock opera
  • Pop (1984) voice & orchestra
  • The Symphony of Noise (1987-88) electronics
  • Rites religieux ancien et ètranger (1988) electronics
  • I’m Free, You’re Dead (1990) rock opera
  • Happy Birthday Agony at Home (1990) electronics
  • San Pedro Adagio (1993) cantata
  • Angeleno Concerto (1997) piano & orchestra
  • 120 Boxes for Joseph Cornell (2001) 4 turntables & visuals
  • Sinfonia 2003 (2003) electronics
  • Academics Attempting to Grasp the Unknowble (2004) any instruments
  • Schumann and Smetana’s Combined Sine (2004) 2 sine tones

Shorter Instrumental pieces (selective list)

  • Is Who? (1981) controlled improvisation
  • Portrait of Jennie (1987) piano
  • Meditative or Vegetative State? (1988) electronics
  • Charleston for Raymond Scott (1994) chamber group
  • The Powers That Remain (2002) clarinet & strings

Songs (mostly own texts)

  • Philosophy of Happiness (1980)
  • Drinking Elvis Wine (1981)
  • Cinderella Complex (1981)
  • (When I Kiss You) You Look Like John F. Kennedy (1983)
  • Ubbo Sathla (1989)
  • Lobby 2 Door B (1992)
  • The Little House on 21st Street (1992)
  • Adamson (2004)

Life

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1961. Began composing music at the age of nine, mostly self-taught, but studied theory with Frank Lang and composition with David M. McKay at the School for Creative & Perfroming Arts in Cincinnati, and later composition with Jonathan Kramer and Charles Sepos at the University of Cincinnati. Founder member of the now-defunct Cincinnati Composer’s Guild. Founder and president of Hospital Records, a Cincinnati-based label devoted to avant-garde and underground rock music beginning in 1980. Radio programmer on WAIF-Radio, Cincinnati and co-founder of the still-active "Art Damage" radio program begun in 1985, devoted to experimental music. Is a music expert and author of hundreds of articles on music and musicians, mostly published by the All Music Guide 2001-present, however also for ARSC Journal, WAIF Alert, WCBN Program Guide, www.redhotjazz.com and others.

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