Patrick Lester-Rourke is a versatile composer who works within a wide range of styles. His interest in 'beautiful dissonance' and polyrhythms has lead to a distinct yet subtle compositional style. Outside of his own projects Patrick also takes commissions. Click here to make any enquiries.
Patrick's debut album IDENTITY demonstrates Patricks' wide range of influences in its exploration of; world, folk, popular and contemporary classical musics within a jazz context.
Patrick's newest project is a series of collaboration albums that started with ZERO SUM, a concept album exploring the tragedy of WW1. This was followed by WRATH, a concept album exploring anger. Patrick's most recent collaboration is THE PEASANT POET, a collaboration with fiddle player Seth Bye that pays homage to 'the Northamptonshire peasant poet' John Clare.
"Unusual, genre-defying, quirky…its eclecticism and multifariousness – presented with an overarching, homemade ardency – makes Identity beguiling"
"the hour-long album brings a big band (duodecet) into play with intricate compositions which incorporate improvisation, too....all are excellent. Truly an album to which to look forward!"
"interesting stuff from Patrick Lester-Rourke"
selected other works
Picattso Main Theme
-Video Game Soundtrack
I Have Loved Hours at Sea
Dysfunctional but loveable
-saxophone and tape
A difficult choice
"'I Have Loved Hours At Sea' is a poignant setting that transmits Sara Teasdale's melancholic nostalgia with impressive subtlety"
-Daniel Galbreath (conductor)
"Realisation is a great piece of music. I feel it really captured the idea of what I was looking for in my album ‘Night bird’. It's composed with real consideration for how the saxophone can be played. Patrick was very professional in our meetings together, he was organised and great fun to work with"
-Benjamin Hill (saxophonist)
"Patrick was a pleasure to work with and Lone is an amazing piece! When Playing it I feel the loneliness it portrays deep inside. It was a pleasure to perform and I enjoyed every single note of it."
-Yijiao Feng (pianist)