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Luke Lewis

Luke Lewis

Luke Lewis is a composer, arranger and conductor. Mainly instrumental, sometimes electronic, and occasionally both, his music has been performed internationally by ensembles such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, Esbjerg Ensemble and Orkest de Ereprijs. As an arranger and orchestrator in the pop world he's worked with artists like Gaz Coombes, Clean Bandit, Jane Weaver, Richard Walters and Oly Ralfe in collaboration with everything from bespoke chamber ensembles to the BBC Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras.

He studied composition at the University of Salford under Joe Duddell and later Hans Abrahamsen at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He also holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford having been supervised by Robert Saxton and Jonathan Cross at Christ Church with the support of full AHRC funding. For a time mentored by the late Steve Martland, he made the composer the focus of his doctoral work. Alongside this, he is Stipendiary Lecturer in Music at New College, University of Oxford teaching primarily composition, orchestration and music analysis, and an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University.

Project Description

The project will see him work closely with the London Sinfonietta to continue his research into potentials of the computer-aided transcription of speech and music and will take as source material the recordings American ethnomusicologist/song collector Alan Lomax made in Wales in the 1950s.

Since completing studies with Hans Abrahamsen at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and his DPhil at Christ Church, alongside teaching at New College Luke has been active as both a composer of concert music and arranger/orchestrator in the pop world, most notably recently arranging the music for and conducting an orchestral concert with Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes at the Sheldonian Theatre.