Andrew Lewis is a composer whose music focuses on sound as a perceptual phenomenon, and which often uses new technologies in its realisation and performance. He is best known for his 'acousmatic' music (fixed-medium sonic art projected over multiple loudspeaker arrays), but he also composes orchestral and chamber music, with or without electronics.
Born in 1963, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, Andrew lewis studied music at the University of Birmingham (England) and composition with Jonty Harrison. He was one of the original members of BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre), and throughout the eighties and early nineties worked with them on many electroacoustic concerts and events.
He is Professor of Music at Bangor University, where he directs the Electroacoustic Music Studios, and 'Electroacoustic WALES', which acts as a focus for the creation and dissemination of electroacoustic music in Wales an beyond.
His music has won numerous 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) and is performed and broadcast in many countries.