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Steve Lehman, Finding A Computer-Assisted 'Flow'

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Steve Lehman, Finding A Computer-Assisted 'Flow'

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Steve Lehman, Finding A Computer-Assisted 'Flow'

Steve Lehman, Finding A Computer-Assisted 'Flow'

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The latest CD from Steve Lehman and his octet — Travail, Transformation & Flow — is part of Lehman's work on music's cutting edge.

Steve Lehman is a doctoral candidate in Music Composition at Columbia University. In 2003, he taught a course on current trends of improvisation at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. Dominik Huber hide caption

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Steve Lehman is a doctoral candidate in Music Composition at Columbia University. In 2003, he taught a course on current trends of improvisation at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris.

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Lehman is an explorer in the esoteric compositional realm labeled "spectral harmony," and perhaps his most ambitious innovation is that he's taken that discipline's rigorous, math- and computer-based analytical processes and put them to work in the fluid, improvisation-driven genre of jazz.

Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead has a review.

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