What made so satisfying was that itbrought the greatest strengths of both composer and performer into bold relief. Young’s compositional hallmarks—her visceral approach to sound; her organic use of repetition, structure, and pacing; her attentiveness to the smallest details of timbre; her adventurousness in using instruments in unexpected ways—made the work feel like a living thing, breathing and unfolding as the evening progressed. And Wulliman’s strongest characteristics as a performer—his intensity of focus, his absolute commitment to each musical gesture—made listeners feel that the pair’s collaborative vision was being fully embodied in each moment. - New Music Box
Read Ellen McSweeney's complete review on New Music Box here.
Peter Margasak preview of the premiere on his Chicago Reader blog:
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Andrew Tham interviewed us for the ACM blog:
ChicagoMusic.org preview of the premiere: