Sep 11

A Hidden Order @ Kashya Hildebrand, 10th Sept – 11th Oct 2014

The ‘A Hidden Order’ exhibition at the Kashya Hildebrand gallery was launched last night with our multimedia live show, performed to a full house! We’re massively grateful to all who came down and shared the night with us, and to the musicians who made the magic happen. The show will be running from 10th September – 11th October, so make sure you pay us a visit over the month!

Find out more about the show at http://www.kashyahildebrand.org/new_site/exhibitions/mara_westwood/index.html

SamaMara-LeeWestwood - B+W Crop 2

Aug 16

A Hidden Order – ‘Hexagon I – Ensemble’

Debut work from the ‘A Hidden Order’ suite…

Aug 16

A Hidden Order @ Athr Gallery, Saudi Arabia

The ‘A Hidden Order’ exhibition is currently making its international debut at the Athr Gallery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Our work is being exhibited as part of the ‘Language Of Human Consciousness’ show, which runs from July 10th – Oct 10th. If you’re in the area, come check it out…

Athr Gallery

Jun 09

SaM Sampler Blog – ‘A Hidden Order’

Sound and Music have published my blog on ‘A Hidden Order’, in anticipation of our exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery’s START Art Fair, June 26-29. The SaM Sampler contains blogs by many up-and-coming and established composers, alongside SaM staff, on all sorts of topics ranging throughout contemporary music and the arts. You can read my article here -

'A Hidden Order' SaM Blog

Jun 06

‘A Hidden Order’ @ Saatchi Gallery, 26-29 June!!!

The ‘A Hidden Order’ exhibition will be up at the Saatchi Gallery this month (26-29) as the exclusive representatives of the Prince’s School Of Traditional Arts in the Saatchi’s START Art Fair. We’re mega chuffed to be working at such a prestigious space for what will be our second exhibition ever, so please come along and say hi!

In the meantime, here’s a little something from our premiere exhibition at the Prince’s School earlier this year…

May 26

2014 Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy

I’m very pleased to have been selected to work with the Pop-Up Quartet at this year’s Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy, on the workshopping and performance of a new piece. The bespoke quartet will consist of Alex Wilson (piano), Simon Limbrick (percussion), Joel Bell (electric guitar) and Christian Forshaw (saxophone), and will be performing their newly commissioned works by academy composers on July 8th. For more details follow the link below -

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/festival-plus/composer-academy/

May 13

BTR, NYC

My tune ‘El Churro’, along with the music of a broad selection of Brighton Bands and solo artists (including Le Juki), is featured on New York radio show Breakthru Radio this month, led by host DJ Lottie. You can hear the show here…

http://www.breakthruradio.com/#/post/?dj=djlottie&post=3993&blog=30&autoplay=1

May 13

‘The Sword Of Freedom’ by Helen Glavin

I’ll be playing guitar in a new work for male voice choir by Helen Glavin called ‘The Sword Of Freedom’, commemorating the 750th anniversary of the Battle Of Lewes. According to a sussexpast.co.uk…

“The Battle of Lewes, won by Simon de Montfort on May 14,1264, was part of an English civil war aimed at getting better, fairer government.  After his victory over King Henry III, de Montfort set about calling Britain’s first ever representative parliament.”

UK premiere will take place today at Lewes Town Hall, 7.30pm. The piece will be premiered simultaneously in Lewes, Delaware, USA, so you can decide which one to attend.

May 02

Triangle – Ensemble

Another video from the ‘A Hidden Order’ exhibition. Music from the album of the same name (see music page).

May 01

SaM ‘New Voices’ Composers 2014-2015

I’m enormously pleased to be able to count myself amongst Sound and Music’s ‘New Voices’ composers for the period 2014-2015. New Voices consists of all the selected Portfolio and Embedded composers from the last two years, what SaM deem to be “some of the most exciting early to mid-career composers working in Britain today”, and there are certainly a lot of very cool names in there that I’m more than happy to see mine amongst!

In addition to the respective Portfolio and Embedded concerts which will be coming up over the next few months, the Google Cultural Institute will also be hosting an online exhibition of New Voices works in July this year, so keep your eyes peeled for that. You can check out the New Voices site here -

http://newvoices.soundandmusic.org/new-voices

I have also been invited to write a blog documenting the process of composing under the Portfolio scheme for London-based choir MusArc, which will be published on the SaM Sampler Blog page in the coming months. More on that to come…

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