Gregory Lee Newsome

Residence: Montréal, Canada

Gregory Lee Newsome was born in 1969. His earliest musical influences were television programs for children and The Beatles. After playing piano for a number of years he became a bassist, later touring throughout North America playing jazz and popular music in clubs. He has composed in numerous genres, including chamber, choral, electroacoustic, orchestral, and vocal, and is currently completing a Master of Music in Composition at the University of British Columbia. He recently fulfilled a commission from Vancouver Pro Musica, and is currently working on an electroacoustic work to be premiered at the Sonic Boom Festival in April of 2000.

Date: March 28, 2003