Lesley writes acoustic and electroacoustic music, currently living in Calgary, AB. She likes writing music that shimmers and glows and floats and crunches and spins out, and does other things too. Her works have been performed and workshopped across North America and Europe by various ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Arditti String Quartet, Sound Icon, Land’s End Ensemble, Ensemble Resonance, Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, L’Orchestre de la Francophonie, Ensemble l’Arsenale, Strata Ensemble, the Violet Collective, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Her works have been showcased in numerous festivals including Third Practice (Virginia), the National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute (Ottawa), the Composit New Music Festival (Italy), the Strata Festival (aka Sask New Music), the Toronto Creative Music Lab, New Music Edmonton’s ‘Now Hear This’ Festival, and at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Lesley received her Doctorate in Composition at Boston University in 2014, studying under Joshua Fineberg. She also has her Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Calgary, and Masters of Music from the University of British Columbia, and is the co-founder of the Boston-based Acoustic Uproar concert series.
December 18, 2018 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Premiere of a new work for Vertixe Sonora, to be performed at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea. Details here.
January 20, 2018 in Calgary - Premiere of cute, meaningless by Veronique Mathieu and Stephanie Chua. Details here.
March 24, 2018 in Toronto - from within, Caution Tape Sound Collective at Array Music. Details here.
June 9, 2018 in Calgary - Premiere of a new work for the Land's End Ensemble. Details here.