My works don’t get reviewed often. In fact, I can’t recall ever getting any notice from the press before. The reason is simple: my music isn’t performed by major ensembles in major cities, and with the way newspaper arts coverage is going, that’s about the only place you can get any mention, unless it’s online. I’m okay with that, since most of my pieces receive excellent performances at top-flight universities.
I did, however, get some press for a performance of *Some Assembly Required in Victoria, BC this last weekend. Music in Victoria, a website devoted all things musical in the city has a review that is balanced, forthright and at times even enthusiastic (if not a bit lengthy). The blurb on *SAR. provided adjectives such as “exuberant,” “rhythmic,” and “fascinating,” all of which will surely be making their way into my publicity materials! The entire post may be found here.
It was a lot of fun to spend a week in Canada, but I’m also happy to be home and able to get back to composing…you know, like a composer!