Jul 21

‘How I Compose’ Series – I – Lee Westwood

Here’s the first in the ‘How I Compose’ series, during which I’ll be inviting a different composer each month to discuss their compositional practice, in relation to a recent work of theirs. First up, yours truly… Click on the image below to read the article:

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Jul 18

‘Miniatures’ EP Out Today!

After an enormously protracted wait, I’m extremely happy to be releasing these fine recordings into the universe. Please download and enjoy this collection of my earliest piano works, performed by the ever-amazing Adam Swayne. For the next month this EP is available on a pay-what-you-like basis, so make the most of it! Get your copy from my Bandcamp page, or via the player below:

Jul 17

‘Freeze-Frame’

Last year I worked with the amazing Joby Burgess on ‘Freeze-Frame’, a new piece for vibraphone, commissioned through Sound And Music’s ’Portfolio’ scheme. Here’s a recording we made of the piece earlier this year.

Jul 08

‘How I Compose’ Introductory Article

I am curating a series of articles for the British Music Collection called ‘How I Compose’, where I’ll be inviting different composers over the coming months to talk about their working process in relation to a composition of theirs. Here’s a little introductory blog I wrote as a kind of mission statement…

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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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