Jun 29

Incendiaries – Score Video

Here’s a score video for my piece ‘Incendiaries’, performed by the fantastic Workers Union Ensemble in February last year at Friends Meeting House, Sussex Uni.

Jun 26

Interview with The Cross-Eyed Pianist

Here’s an interview I did not too long ago with The Cross-Eyed Pianist:

https://crosseyedpianist.com/2016/06/23/meet-the-artist-lee-westwood-composer-guitarist/

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Jun 08

‘Intraversing’ Premiere @ LSO St Luke’s, 19th June

Hugely excited that the premiere of my new piece ‘Intraversing’ is just around the corner! Written for three bassoons, it was commissioned through the LSO Soundhub, and will receive its first outing at LSO St Luke’s on 19th June, in the capable hands of Dan Jemison, Joost Bosdijk and Dominic Tyler, with Darren Bloom conducting. Visit the event page by clicking on the banner below.
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Jun 08

The Architect – Score Video

Next up, the score video to my second choral work ‘The Architect’. This piece was commissioned through Sound and Music’s ‘Portfolio’ scheme in 2013, and was premiered by the London-based experimental choir Musarc (to whom the piece is dedicated) in December 2014 at Christ Church, Spitalfields, which this recording is a document of.

May 27

On Waking (Morning) – Score Video

Here’s a score video to my choral work ‘On Waking (Morning)’. This recording is taken from the premiere performance, by the amazing Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, which took place at St Bride’s, Fleet Street, in March last year. The work was selected for performance through the annual JAM call for scores. Nicholas Cleobury – conductor.

Mar 04

Riot Ensemble Commission

I’m over the moon to have been selected (out of 218 applicants) as one of 2 composers who will be writing a new piece for the Riot Ensemble, to be performed later this year. The instrumental lineup I’ll be working with consists of flute, piano, toy piano, hand-held percussion, guitar, viola and harp, which is a pretty unusual but exciting combination! More on this project to come… In the meantime, you can learn more about the Riot Ensemble by clicking the banner below.

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Feb 16

Aguilera Guitars Promo Video

Here’s a little informal promo video I made for the Argentinian-based Aguilera Guitars – ‘Plainte’ by Marco Pereira – Not a perfect performance or video, but that’s ok.

For more information about Aguilera Guitars, visit http://www.aguileraguitars.com/

Dec 21

‘Freeze-Frame’ @ National Portrait Gallery, 08/01/16

Over the course of 2015 I had the great honour to work closely with percussionist Joby Burgess on a new work for vibraphone. On 4 dates throughout the year we met at his studio in Sandy and crashed through various ideas, until a piece began to emerge… ‘Freeze-Frame’ was commissioned through Sound and Music’s ‘Portfolio’ scheme, and will be premiered by Joby Burgess @ National Portrait Gallery, London, on 8th Jan 2016. Doors 6pm, free entry. You can find more details on the event page HERE.

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Nov 08

New Music Brighton

I’ve just accidentally become the Publicity Officer for New Music Brighton – a most splendid organisation run by local composers for local composers – so expect all sorts of nonsense oozing through their social media sites that sounds suspiciously like me… You can find out more about NMB at www.newmusicbrighton.co.uk, or by clicking the banner below.

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Sep 26

…and the stars were like pinpricks in the black fabric of night…

Here is a recording of the second performance of ‘…and the stars were like pinpricks in the black fabric of night…’ by New Music Players @ The Warehouse, London, 25/09/15. Conductor – Ed Hughes.

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