Melbourne, Australia, Lewis Ingham (he/him) is a composer
primarily working within the field of notated acoustic music.
Lewis' compositions have been performed across Australia and
the USA, with recent highlights including works for the
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Offspring, Momentum
Ensemble (Australian Youth Orchestra), and Hypercube
compositional voice is steeped in a modernist aesthetic with a
keenness for exploring instrumental colour and unique
instrumental groupings, interweaving solo and ensemble
gestures, and creating resonant harmony drawing upon diverse
influences from Olivier Messiaen to McCoy Tyner. His recent
musical output has focussed on themes of ecology and climate
change, often incorporating climate data into the compositional
processes of his texturally and timbrally rich compositions;
notably in Under the Anthropocene (for mezzo-aoprano +
recorder) and Damaged Mirror Image (for large wind
ensemble). Lewis has been noted for his sensitivity towards
orchestration in works for both large and small ensembles,
often utilising instrumental colour and timbre as a key part of
his conceptually-driven composing.
Lewis has been engaged in PhD research in composition at the
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne)
under the tutelage of Elliott Gyger. His research explores the
ways in which he uses data pertaining to climate change to
influence compositional process and design.
an early-career artist, Lewis has participated in many
rewarding local and international composer programs. Jovian
Glimpses (mixed quintet) was composed for Ensemble
Offspring as part of their 2019 Hatched Academy Program.
Concrete, Glass, Shadow (chambe orchestra) was
composed for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the
2019/20 Cybec Young Composer Program. His composing has been
further recognised through winning the 2023 Arcadia Winds
Composition Prize, and being appointed the Grainger Museum
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