Vital Weekly
October 26, 2016

"a great end to a life inside electronic music by one of the best composers in the field. May the future bring even more recognition to his unique talent in working with electronic sounds."

October 25, 2016

"Reputedly the most difficult string quartet ever written, its finale comprises a 16-minute sequence of microtonal variations whose mind-boggling structural complexity is belied by the intense concentration, poise and sincerity of the Keplers' playing."

Orli Shaham
October 24, 2016

Shaham took a sensitive, intelligent approach to the music that meshed well with her splendid technical facility. She brings a quiet intensity and an elegance that encloses strength in an appealing way, supporting her thoughtfulness with the score. Her cadenzas were particularly beautiful and well-played.

Victoria Bond
October 24, 2016

Bond is back to teach about what turns out to be a tradition in classical music: music based on true political events.

James Matheson - Yarlung Records
October 20, 2016

"Matheson is a highly interesting composer whose work genuinely seeks to reach out to audiences, and this recording is as good an introduction to (or exploration of) the forms in which he works as anyone is likely to offer"

Mrs. President the Opera
October 17, 2016

“I am struck by the similar epithets that are hurled at Hillary Clinton to those that Woodhull was branded with. She was reviled and called ‘Mrs. Satan.’ They wanted to have her jailed and accused her of being dishonest and a threat to decent society.” — Victoria Bond

October 17, 2016

a "number of impressive sharp edges in both the repertoire that Klucevsek has formed and his approach to playing it"

Month of Sundays
October 17, 2016

On Thursday, November 10, the Vienna-based quartet month of Sundays performs at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, in the Band’s New York debut. Here is an interview with the group, which reveals their passions and influences. Concert admission is free, reservations required:

Schmieds Puls
October 17, 2016

The Vienna-based trio Schmieds Puls makes its New York debut at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York on November 3, 2016. Here is an interview with the group’s lead singer, Mira Lu Kovacs. Admission to the performance is free. More information at this link:

October 17, 2016

Reviewing the Dec. 15, 2011, performance at Symphony Center, the Chicago Tribune called Matheson’s concerto “a supercharged showpiece for virtuoso violinist and orchestra that connects with the listener on a visceral as well as intellectual level. … [It is] neo-romantic in over-all flavor.”

Brooklyn Rail
October 17, 2016

Tom Steenland’s one-man label has been releasing music and video since the early 1990s, when he set out to remaster and reissue two classic works from electronic composer Tod Dockstader, Quatermass and Apocalypse.

October 17, 2016

I cannot think of anything more exciting for any electric guitar super fan than listening to the Electric Guitar Quartet. Guitarists Tim Brady, Gary Schwartz, Michel Héroux and Antoine Berthiaume are each formidable instrumentalists who join listening and technical forces touching on all styles of guitar, be it rock, funk, new music, etc.

October 17, 2016

"With eighteen pieces on offer, there's much to dig into, not to mention a plethora of styles."

Ginastera: One Hundred
October 14, 2016

The Argentine composer’s innovative style draws comparisons to Bartók and Stravinsky for the artful ways in which he integrated folk music and dance forms from his native country into a striking, modernist musical language.

Guy Klucevsek: Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy
October 12, 2016

"This is music that makes of diversity a happy thing, a creative and vital living thing."

Thomas Steenland
October 11, 2016

"Starkland is one of those labels whose releases seem to be so carefully chosen that one is pretty much guaranteed a great listening experience..." - New Music Buff

Christopher Houlihan
October 10, 2016

The acclaimed organist Christopher Houlihan makes two New York area appearances this fall.

October 7, 2016

I have an inkling the String Quartet No. 7 may be one of the finest compositions of the 20th century, and this one of the finest recordings of the 21st.

October 6, 2016

Orli Shaham’s Baby Got Bach program will return to Princeton on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1pm featuring the internationally celebrated young quintet WindSync, making their Princeton debut.

October 4, 2016


Guy Klucevsek
October 4, 2016

"Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy [is]... a stellar addition"

September 29, 2016

One of the noteworthy recordings released in 2016 is the Kepler Quartet’s third volume of string quartets by Ben Johnston (New World Records). Johnston, who turned ninety this year, is well known for his work in unconventional tuning systems, namely extended just intonation.

September 27, 2016

The works reunited on this monographic CD show the talent, the versatility and the imagination of composer James Matheson. All works are performed by considerable or even prestigious musicians who make this recording unquestionably worthwhile.

Elliott Sharp - The Boreal
September 26, 2016

Fans of the electro-acoustic or orchestral music of Iannis Xenakis should have no problem with sounds this strong and vivid.

Manhattan Times
September 22, 2016

They’re bringing the noise.


Ben Johnston with the Kepler Quartet
September 22, 2016

"At first listen some find Johnston’s pieces inaccessible and complex, seeming to require a sophisticated ear to appreciate. But given the theory behind his music, it is possible that the problem isn’t our ears, but the way they’ve been trained."

Guy Klucevsek: Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy
September 20, 2016

"People like Pauline Oliveros and Guy Klucevsek completely upended my notions of what this instrument is and what it can do"

The New Yorker
September 20, 2016

In a concert of lesser-known lieder that exemplifies the mission of the Forum, a venue with a reputation for self-reflection, the spotlight falls on Austrian composers exiled during the rise of Nazism, including Schoenberg, Schreker, and Zemlinsky as well as the obscure Karl Weigl. Steven Scheschareg, a first-generation Austrian-American bass-baritone who has recorded some of the works, sings with the pianist Mitchell Cirker; Arnold Schönberg-Greissle, a grandson of Schoenberg and godson of Zemlinsky, speaks about his family life and musical experiences.

James Matheson
September 19, 2016
MusicWeb International
September 14, 2016

This is my first encounter with the music of James Matheson, an American composer whose music is both colourful and accessible

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