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Nigel Westlake (born 6 September 1958) is an Australian composer, performer and conductor. He is the son of clarinetist Donald Westlake. is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ...


Biography

Born in Sydney, Australia, he studied with his father and later at the Australian Film and Television School under William Motzing. He was a freelance performer and composer the early years of his career, playing throughout Australia and in parts of Europe. He was a member of the Magic Puddin' Band and was later invited to be a part of the Australia Ensemble, a group of musicians that played new Australian classical music. He remained a composer during this time, writing music on commission for groups including ABC television and the Royal Australian Navy Band. He composed his first film score in 1989, and later was widely recognized with his score for the Oscar-nominated film Babe. Also he has composed symphonies for the Australian Virtuosi Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. In 2004 he was awarded the "HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship" at the Australian National University. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Babe is an Academy Award-winning 1995 Australian film that tells the story of a pig who wants to be a sheep dog. ... Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing in the 2005 Classical Spectacular Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing in the 2005 Classical Spectacular The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is an orchestra based in Melbourne, Australia. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


His opus one, "Omphalo Centric Lecture", for percussion quartet has become one of the most frequently performed works in the percussion repertoire since its composition in 1984. It was premiered by the Sydney-based percussion group called "Synergy". It was recorded through the use of multitrack recording by Michael Askill in 1995 on the album "Onomatopoeia" (Westlake uses the same technique on the album's first track). In 2006, his Percussion Concerto "When the Clock Strikes Me" was premiered with Rebecca Lagos and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In 2007, the newly commissioned clarinet concertino "Rare Sugar" was premiered by Catherine McCorkill and the Australia Ensemble. This article is about the year. ... The Tascam 85 16B analogue tape recorder can record 16 tracks of audio on 1 inch (2. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sydney Symphony Orchestra, now known as the Sydney Symphony, is a symphony orchestra based in Sydney, Australia. ...


Westlake's son Eli was killed on 7 June 2008 in an apparent road rage incident. He described his son's death as "bizarre..." He was 21.[1] is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Road rage is a term used to refer to violent behavior by a driver of an automobile, which thus causes accidents or incidents on roadways. ...


References

  1. ^ Mitternacht, Manuel; Kidman, John. "Footpath fracas ends in tragedy", The Sydney Morning Herald, 2008-06-08. Retrieved on 2008-06-08. 
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ABC Radio National: Big Ideas - 11 August  2002  - The Wisdom Interviews: Nigel Westlake (4897 words)
Nigel Westlake is the son of professional musicians and he left school early to pursue a musical career, working freelance with orchestras and ensembles.
Nigel Westlake: He took his long service leave just when I left school and invited the family on this six month trip on a 32 foot yacht and I would have to say it was a truly amazing and unique experience for a kid of that age to embark upon.
Nigel Westlake: Yes, a car was coming towards me, he was in the wrong lane and I veered to miss him and I copped the impact of the collision on the driver’s side and consequently smashed my pelvis in four places and was confined to a wheelchair for several months.
The Music Show - 27/03/2004: Nigel Westlake (1922 words)
Nigel Westlake: It’s a very different process for me. Most of my time is spent in isolation writing with so-called arthouse concert music, which can be a very challenging experience as you would know, in itself.
Nigel Westlake: I don’t think he’d stand a chance; if you want to embark into the industry you have to be able to do that, and it’s expected.
Nigel Westlake: The Imax films, I’ve found I’ve had to develop an approach for them which is very much stripping back ideas in a sense, and stripping back the music till it’s bare bones in its raw essence, and relying on repetition to an extent.
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