Andrew Lewis



for bassoon and electronics

Date of composition: 2012

Overall duration: c. 8 min

Format: bassoon and electronics

Premiere: 8 May 2012, Morelia, Mexico
Wendy Holdaway (bassoon)
CMMAS, Morelia, Mexico

Score: available soon from Composers' Edition
Etude aux objets score

Premiere performance of Canzon in Double Echo

Wendy Holdaway rehearsing for the premiere of Air at CMMAS, Morelia, Mexico

Programme note: (download as PDF)


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Air was commissioned by the Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS) and premiered by Wendy Holdaway in Morelia, Mexico, on May 8 2012. It was composed during a residency at CMMAS in 2012, and in the composer’s studio.


Wendy Holdaway/Andrew Lewis