Alex Weston is a composer and pianist based out of New York City. He works in a wide range of media, from classical composition, film scoring, pop song writing, and jazz performance.
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This piece was awarded the Lyrica Chamber Music Composition Award. The post-minimalist textures are meant to evoke the workings of a complicated machine, the sum of simpler parts.
"The Lingerer" is an 8 minute work composed for the English National Operas "Mini-Operas" competition. The piece was selected as a finalist by Nico Muhly
. The last round of the competition invites film makers to create movie versions of the winning scores.
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
Score to a short film directed by Zack Wallnau.