updates

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

keep me safe

score for a short film.

rover

Score for feature-length narrative film. Dir. Tony Blahd

website

hush
score for a short film

please remember to charge your wife

Score to a short film directed by Zack Wallnau.

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.

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for jazz ensemble.

more music on soundcloud

pop music

monsters!

An ep of original songs released in 2011

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, receiving awards from ASCAP and the English National Opera. Alex also has collaborated with the “In the Basement Theatre Company” and currently serves as composer in residence for the NYC based company “True False Theater”. Alex also currently works as music assistant to Philip Glass.

As a film score composer, Alex has scored numerous short films which have premiered at the SoHo International Film Festival, the Palm Springs Shortfest, Hollywood Shortfest, and the New York City International Film Festival. He recently provided the score for “Rover”, his first feature length project, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival.  

Alex also writes for and performs in various bands as a keyboard player and producer. His new EP is currently in production, to be released in August, 2014.