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Fall 2007, Winter/Summer 2008: Project Administration Assistant

McGill University

Lily was in her final year of an undergraduate degree in philosophy while associated with ICASP. She was a research assistant and the financial fund manager for Eric Lewis at McGill. Prof. Lewis also supervised her honours thesis, which was about early electronic instruments like the theremin and Telharmonium, and how they shaped and were shaped by modernist aesthetics.

So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag