the worlds of improvisation and independent rock music. As an improviser on the piano and accordion, she has
recorded with Fred Frith, the London Improvisers Orchestra, Caroline Kraabel, Tim Feeney, CAGE, and Doublends
Vert, and performed with improvisers including Theresa Wong, Miya Masaoka, Chris Cutler, Chris Corsano, Evan
Parker, Ellen Fullman, and Charles Hayward.
As a singer, guitarist, and keyboardist, Lewandowski has recorded with rock bands Emma Zunz, Xiu Xiu, The
Curtains, Former Ghosts, William Ryan Fritch, and Hawnay Troof. Her band Powerdove has released eight
recordings: "Live at the Maybeck House" (self-released, 2010), a self-titled EP (Circle into Square, 2011), "Be Mine"
(Circle into Square, 2011), "Do You Burn?" (Circle into Square/ Murailles Music/ Africantape, 2013), "Arrest" (Murailles
Music/ Sickroom Records, 2014), "Powerdove Live" (Wild Silence, 2016), "Powerdove" (France Musique Label Pop,
2016), and "War Shapes" (Murailles Music, 2017). 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. Lewandowski 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. Her project "Cetus: Life after Life"
will be featured in the Cornell Council for the Arts 2018 Biennial.
Lewandowski 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.
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