December 4th, 2022
WNYC New Sound Interview with live music!This is such a special show for me, please have a listen! John Schaefer has been a supporter for the longest time and I am so grateful for his artistry and craft of looking for new music, joining the dots and bringing people together. I feel very honoured to have his support and this most recent, our second interview to date, really filled my heart with joy. He is an exquisite radio host, one of the rare kind. Listen to everything he does ;) And I got to play live ! First, an extra special performance of "Fall Into Me" with my ...
November 2nd, 2022
New Profile Pic!
Maybe you have already seen that I shared a brand new picture :D it is also in my about section and of course in the gallery. The fantastic Anja Schütz took it this summer in Massachusetts, in North Adams to be exact. The tuning forks are the forks Roomful Of Teeth have used for their rendition of 7 Planets - based on my choral arragements for Milky Way. I got them from the wonderful Fritz at planetware.de !
He is also from Munich, something I didn't know when researching where I might find tuning forks "out of tune" a ...
October 25th, 2022
New piece for BYC and NYC premiere!I am thrilled to be musically returning to NYC and to have had the honour to write again for Brooklyn Youth Chorus. I can not tell you how much I enjoy and appreciate it to be able to share my music with these young women and to write for their voices. Thank you for having me, yet again ;) On October 29 at 11:30am, Brooklyn Youth Chorus will be celebrating the new David Geffen Hall, as a part of their Open House weekend, with a wide variety of world-class artists, turning every corner of the building into a stage. Brooklyn Youth Chorus ...
September 27th, 2022
3 4 3 - Happy Birthday 3!!!
On this day in 2019 I released '3' - the first LP and sample library release on SA Recordings! 3 is a collection of twelve almost completely acapella songs exploring relationships, empowerment, motherhood and the patriarchy.
To celebrate the third birthday of 3 SA Recordings I am so pleased to be able to bring you new music in form of a remix EP, '343', made with the help of three wonderful women, Nyokabi Kariũki (finally her winning RECOMPOSE competition version of Fishermen is released online:) ) , Sandunes and Lisel!
Find the EP here: orcd.co/343alevlenz
September 9th, 2022
New Release!I have new music out today! ‘Gut, Danke.’ is a wonderful, touching and gentle short film about grief. I wrote a couple of songs based on the script and talks with the team before they started filming and the piece ‘Depression’ perfectly sit on scene during editing. The music and acting melted into one another and we didn’t change a note ! Then in another scene one of the main characters, the daughter, plays the piano all by herself lost in thought. I only saw her fingers glistening across a few notes and worked backwards from it. I wanted the piano play...
September 2nd, 2022
Show for Nyokabi Kariũki
I sure hope you remember the winner of the Recompose competition from 2020 Nyokabi Kariũki ! As you know, she also released her debut record not too long after on out now mutual label SA Records! And now the first live show for this record is coming up. She asked me to sing with her for this very first show and I feel very honoured to usher the record in with her onto the stage! Come say hi! Tickets here !
August 16th, 2022
Roomful Of Teeth and Friends !
I am delighted to join Roomful Of Teeth at their residency this year at MassMoca as once of their composers for new work. Which they will indeed perform for the very first time tomorrow at MassMoca (aka the most awesome place).
Read a little about the residency here: Berkshire Eagle
And find some more info about the show here: MassMoca.org
For my pieces we needed planetary tuning forks as they are not in concert pitch and we need to tune to the planets instead. The image you can see below is a resonator I have built just for this...
June 24th, 2022
Anoushka's wonderful new single
The incomparable Anoshka Shankar has a new song out today, announcing an upcoming album!
The song Land of Gold (originally the title-track of her 2016 Grammy-nominated album) is out now in a lush new orchestral avatar via Leiter Verlag.
Performed by: Anoushka Shankar, Manu Delago, Metropole Orkest and conductor Jules Buckley.
Composed by: Anoushka Shankar, Manu Delago and me
New orchestral arrangement by: Jules Buckley
Enjoy and also find it on my collabs Spotify playlist which is ever growing and changing!
June 17th, 2022
'Eggshell' movie debut!
If you catch this movie, see if you can spot my song 'Eggshell' ! How very fitting for it to appear in a movie about Peter Pan and growing up - or not ;)
The Lost Girls directed by Livia De Paolis starring Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Iain Glen, Julian Ovenden, Louis Partridge and more is out now! And 'Eggshell' is here (or any other of your favorite streaming service)!
May 31st, 2022
I signed a thing
I am delighted to join the Bosworth and Wise music international family and such an inspiring, impressive and diverse roster. I wish that together we further connect my musical worlds and expand the network of connections to spark new and exciting musical electricity!