Pawel Kováč talks to Richard Lewis about his latest studio release
Richard Lewis has emerged from the studio with a new collection of works for piano, with occasional arrangements for strings, woodwinds and percussion: Twelve Reveries for Piano and Instruments. The Louba Rêve office has already received requests for the sheet music. But, as Lewis explains, the collection is born of improvised sessions.
“I don’t think that atonality is particularly modern any more. When I was coming up, the feeling was that you had to be atonal in order to be modern, and some people still believe that. I don’t think I ever believed that. I suppose that really what I do is to posit a future for concert music in which the creative model returns to the kind of aesthetic that powered folks like Dvořák or Gershwin. In other words, live in the age you’re in, be open to and draw from the music that’s around you.”