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‘Barricades’ – Remembering Cable Street

Here’s a blog I wrote about ‘Barricades’, a new work of mine which was commissioned through Sound and Music’s ‘Adopt A Composer’ scheme. ‘Barricades’ will be premiered at 7pm this Saturday in the Remembering Cable Street event at St John’s Church, Bethnal Green.

‘Barricades’ Premiere @ Remembering Cable Street, 8th October

For the past 12 months I’ve been working collaboratively on a new piece called ‘Barricades’ for the East London Community Band, commissioned through the Adopt A Composer scheme. The idea of the programme is to pair amateur ensembles with no experience of New Music with a living composer, who will write a piece specifically for …

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Intraversing – An Autobiography Of The Bassoon

Here’s a blog I wrote about my piece ‘Intraversing’ for three bassoons, which was composed for the LSO Soundhub scheme earlier this year.

‘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:

‘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 …

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‘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.

‘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…

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.

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/

‘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. …

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