Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Oct 15th 2009 to Jan 3rd 2010
  • FROM : USA

Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris is recognized internationally as a leading innovator in the confluence of jazz, new music, improvisation and contemporary classical music, and is the principal theorist and practitioner of Conduction®.

Since 1974, his career has been distinguished by unique and outstanding international contributions to concerts, recordings, film, theater, dance, television, radio, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Mr. Morris has acted as guest conductor and lecturer with institutions that include Princeton University; California Institute of the Arts; Yale University; Wesleyan University Orchestra; New York University; University of Westminster-London; Orchestra della Toscana-Florence, Italy; Mito Museum-Mito, Japan; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini-Parma, Italy and many others.

Over the last 25 years, Mr. Morrishas spearheaded the advancement of Conduction as compositional practice and catalyst for a higher order of musicianship. He has played the central role in the generation and refinement of the system's vocabulary of signs and gestures.