updates

4/10/15 -”H.” which premiered at Sundance in January, has a several screenings coming up at various festival. More info on their facebook page.

3/30/15 - “Emperor of All Maladies” premieres tonight on PBS. I provided additional music for the series.

2/8/15 - Dimenna Center - Cary Hall - 8 PM - Concert version of my ballet from May, 2014, commissioned by MADArt Creative. Information/tickets here

1/25/15 - “H.”, a film I scored that premiered last year at the Venice Film Festival, premieres tonight at the Sundance Film Festival. Information about the showtimes available here. You can hear excerpts from the score on this page.

11/15/14 - Cameo Gallery - 8:30 PM - This concert is the premiere of a new song cycle featuring texts by poet/playwright Sam Creely. facebook - tickets 

10/12/14 - “The Affair” premieres tonight on Showtime! I provided additional music for the ten episode series.

10/7/14 - My album is out today! Check it out on Bandcamp, Spotify, Soundcloud, and most other digital platforms. Or stream it over there on the right of the page.

9/1/14 - My new EP of original songs, entitled “Kill the Weathermen” is finished and going to be available October 7th. The art is the background of this page!

7/1/14 - Very excited to be providing score for a new Ken Burns documentary, “The Emperor of All Maladies”. I’ll be writing music for three of the six episodes, airing March 2015 on PBS.

6/16/14 - My third feature length project, “H.” premiering in August at the Venice film festival.

5/27/14 - “Chroma” premiered this weekend at three sold out performances! Thank you to everyone who came out. The first movement of the piece, performed by Salome Scheidegger, posted to the “concert music” section.

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3/27/14 - Rehearsals for my ballet “Chroma” (the title of my piece for the “Ondine” series) are underway! Audio/video coming soon! 

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3/10/14 - I scored a short film entitled “Hush” for director Leah-Lani Griffin. There is an excerpt from the music under the “film music” section.

2/25/14 - I recently finished a piece for piano and percussion trio for MADArt Creative’s “Ondine” Series. The piece will be choreographed by Lauren Camp and accompanied by projections by Chaz Ganster. The work will be premiered by the incredible Salome Scheidegger and Iktus Percussion. The project workshops in April (open to the public) for a premiere in May.

1/18/14 - Rover, my first feature length film, premieres tonight at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah! Check out the films website or watch the trailer on my page under “film music”


film music

h.

Score for a feature film by directors Daniel Garcie and Rania Attieh. Official selection at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and 2015 Berlinale Film Festival

rover

Score for feature-length narrative film. Dir. Tony Blahd. Official selection of the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival

website

reel

Here are cues and excerpts from many of my scoring projects, including “H.”, “Rover”, “The Affair”, “Fairfield”, “Keep Me Safe”, “Hush”, and others.


concert music

simple machines

for string quartet.

chroma

first movement of my ballet for piano and percussion trio.

chroma

the lingerer

     “The Lingerer” is an 8 minute work selected as a finalist for the English National Operas “Mini-Operas” competition. The Iibretto, by Lori Ann Stephens, is about a woman who lost her six-year-old son six months prior. While she sleeps, she dreams of a little league field where her son used to play. When the game ends and it’s time to wake up, she tries to stay in the dream with her son. Her consciousness, represented as a janitor, explains that it’s time to leave and move on. The performers on this recording are Amy Stewart and Corey Roberts.

piano concerto

     This piece was commissioned by the Lyrica Chamber Ensemble for pianist David Kaplan.

stray dog cabaret

Demo recording of a song cycle of texts by Anna Akhmatova.

cover

for jazz ensemble.

more music on soundcloud


pop music

kill the weathermen

An EP of original songs released October 7th, 2014.

lifeguard+

Collaboration with NYC/San Francisco “Lifeguard+”. The track was featured as a Spinner.com “Music Video of the Day”, as well as on AOL Music and the Huffington Post.


bio

Alex Weston is a composer and pianist living in New York City. He has had works premiered by the Lyrica Chamber Music Ensemble, the Utah Wind Symphony, the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic, MADArt Creative and other ensembles, and received awards from ASCAP and the English National Opera. Alex also currently works as music assistant to Philip Glass.

As a film score composer, Alex’s last feature-length project, titled Rover, premiered at the Slamdance Festival in 2014. His most recent feature, titled H., premiered at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, and is part of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. He has also scored numerous short films. Alex recently contributed music to The Affair on Showtime, and an upcoming Ken Burns documentary series, The Emperor of All Maladies, on PBS.

Alex also writes for and performs in various bands as a keyboard player and producer. His new EP of original songs was released in October of 2014.