Nose Against Glass

interactive video-music performance, 1988
16:00 min.

George Lewis: improvised trombone and interactive music
Don Ritter: imagery and interactive video

In this performance, Lewis' improvisational trombone controls interactive music and video. The interactive video software created by Ritter for this work became Orpheus. Lewis and Ritter presented over 20 interactive video and music performances between 1988 and 1991 at venues in United States, Canada and Italy, including the Kitchen(New York), Art Institute of Chicago, New Music America 89(New York), Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville, and the Verona Jazz Festival(Italy).

Performances of Nose Against Glass

New Music America, New York City. 1989
MIT Media Lab, Hyper Instruments Concert, Cambridge, MA. 1988



George Lewis, Leo Smith, Richard Teitelbaum, and Don Ritter
Alternative Museum, New York, 1989


George Lewis and Don Ritter, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1990