Composer Alex Weiser writes music of dramatic visceral power and thoughtful introspection.
He has received commissions and
performances from ensembles such as the JACK Quartet, the Argento Ensemble, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Fifth House Ensemble,
the Sinopia Quartet, bassoon quintet Dark in the Song, the Metapraxis Ensemble, New Triad, the New Amsterdam Singers, and
the New York Mandolin Orchestra. As Composer-in-Residence for the trombone quartet Guidonian Hand, Alex has been commissioned
to write a major work to be premiered in installments throughout the 2012-2013 season. Other upcoming projects include a song
cycle for Mellissa Hughes and Lisa Moore, another string quartet for the JACK Quartet, and a work for the New York University
Symphony Orchestra as one of their Composers-in-Residence.
has completed residencies at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Millay Colony, Norfolk, June in Buffalo, the European
Musical Alliance, and highSCORE. Alex’s music has recently been awarded by the Lyrica Chamber Music Society, Iowa State
University’s Carillon Festival, the University of Central Missouri, and the Mid Atlantic Foundation for the Arts.
in New York City, Alex began seriously studying music while attending Stuyvesant High School writing pieces for the symphonic
orchestra there, while studying theory and conducting with Joseph Tamosaitis, and composition with Paul Alan Levi. Alex
then continued his studies at Yale University where he worked with teachers including Michael Klingbeil, Kathryn Alexander,
Martin Bresnick, David Lang, Ingram Marshall, and Chris Theofanidis.
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