Annie Lewandowski is a composer/performer who works in song and improvisation, interested in exploring how
they can intersect. As an improviser on piano, accordion, and electronics, she has performed/recorded with musicians
including Fred Frith, the London Improvisers Orchestra, Caroline Kraabel, Theresa Wong, Tim Feeney, CAGE, Sarah
Hennies, Spinneret.s, and Doublends Vert. As a singer, guitarist, and keyboardist, she has recorded with bands and
ensembles including Emma Zunz, Xiu Xiu, The Curtains, Former Ghosts, and Yarn/Wire. Her band Powerdove has
released nine recordings, most recently "War Shapes" (Murailles Music, 2017), and "Bitter Banquet" (fo'c'sle records,
2018). She premiered her Euripidean multimedia song cycle "Bitter Banquet" with baroque keyboardist David Yearsley at
the Sustaining the Antique Festival of Classics at Cornell University in October 2016.

Annie has performed at festivals and venues across the United States and Europe, including the Casa da Música
(Porto, Portugal), the Hippodrome (London), Musica Nelle Valli (San Martino Spino, Italy), the Great American Music
Hall (San Francisco), the Frieze Arts Fair (London), Avalon (Los Angeles), and Redcat (Los Angeles). She is a 2014
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellow, and has been awarded grants from the 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial
and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future for her work with bioacoustics researcher Katy Payne. She received
her Master of Fine Arts in Music Performance and Literature with a Specialization in Improvisation from Mills College.
At Mills, she was awarded the Flora Boyd Piano Performance prize for her work on extended techniques for the piano.
She is currently Senior Lecturer in Music at Cornell University.



"Lewandowski’s skeletal vocals nestled amidst house-of-cards instrumental arrangements point to a future where
improvisers might be able to bridge the gap between our present thirst for novel timbres and our past predilection
for narrative-driven songs."
-Jonathan Pfeffer, WXPN, Philadelphia