Andrew Lewis



acousmatic music

Date of composition: 2016

Duration: 9:28

Format: fixed medium sound (8ch)

Premiere: 20 October 2016, Bangor, Wales (UK)
Electroacoustic WALES – Unseen Preludes: Denis Smalley at 70
Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio

Awards: First Prize, Concurso Fundacion Destellos, Mare del Plata, Argentina, 2017

Available to stream on
Available on CD 'CIME/ICEM @ CEAMMC'
Skyline CD


Programme note: (download as PDF)


The Blackbird’s song: immediately accessible and impenetrably complex; a single line and a complex web of counterpoint; endlessly inventive and always repeating itself; completely original and so well known; the peace of a garden and the irrepressible joy of creativity; performed daily and free of charge, in the grandest gardens and the bleakest urban slums; a music that belongs to all and is owned by none.

Skyline was composed in 2016 in the Electroacoustic Music Studios of Bangor University (Wales, UK) and premiered on October 20, 2016 at Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio, Bangor. The piece includes recordings of Bangor University’s Crossley-Holland collection of pre-Columbian Mexican wind instruments. My thanks to Susan Rawcliffe (flautist) and Scott Flesher (recording supervisor).


Echochroma XIX, Black Box Theatre, Leeds School of Arts.

BBC Radio 3: Radio 3 in Concert

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Adolfo Núñez

Music Technology Department, Shanghai Normal University

Neal Farwell