“Spooky Interaction” by George E. Lewis

I recently enjoyed performing on and co-directing a telematic concert featuring George Lewis’ work “Spooky Interaction: Lesson II (2016).” It featured Geri Allen (piano) and George Lewis (trombone) performing from the University of Pittsburgh, Nicole Mitchell (flute) and myself performing from UC Irvine, and Francis Wong (saxophone) performing at the San Francisco Jazz Center. There were also two “virtual performers” on disklavier, one at UCI and one at Pitt, driven by Lewis’ Voyager software system. John Crawford did a fantastic job directing video and visual design in our black box theatre at UCI. It was such a privilege to collaborate with these musicians who have all been inspirations to me for many years! Special thanks also to Mount Allen at SFJazz, the UltraGrid video software development team, and the many tech team members at all 3 sites.