Press

CONDUCTORS A-Z

August 6, 2008 “Darkness Made Visible, an attractive orchestral interlock of one thing and another.” –Alan Rich, So I’ve Heard  

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CABRILLO FESTIVAL 2008—FIRST NIGHT

August 5, 2008 “For me, the two highlights were Lindsay’s Darkness Made Visible and the Rouse Concerto for Orchestra. Lindsay’s piece had a novel premise. To quote from the program notes, it is a collision, then merger, of “two opposing musical forces: one angular, aggressive and disjointed; the other conservative, predictable, and harkening back to […]

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FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

July 24, 2008 “…By the end of [Darkness Made Visible], these two highly dissimilar styles of music have merged—a feat Lindsay accomplishes by uniting previously introduced themes by way of common pulse and various harmonic signposts. Lindsay’s motive for creating Darkness was very much in keeping with the Cabrillo Festival’s mission of making avant-garde music […]

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SPARKLE OF THE NEW

July 19, 2008 “On that night, Eric Lindsay, a Santa Cruz native with a big composing career, sees the world premiere of the revised version of his Darkness Made Visible. That piece depicts the collision of two discrete musical ideas aggressively trying to find common ground.” –Scott MacClelland, Metromix  

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CABRILLO FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

July 17, 2008 “Five world premieres, three American premieres and five West Coast premieres reaffirm the festival’s commitment to cutting-edge classical. Among the highlights: Young Santa Cruz–born composer Eric Lindsay’s Darkness Made Visible…” –Metro Santa Cruz  

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THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES

July 17, 2008 “Someone sent Alsop the score for Lindsay’s Darkness Made Visible, and she was so taken with its drama that she placed its world premiere on opening night. ‘I was interested in the music, and said, “Oh great. Let’s give that a try.” It has an explosive opening that is not derivative. It […]

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INTELLIGENT FARE

November 11, 2006 “The search struck a funny bone with people who took it to the Internet…which in turn prompted Lindsay’s charming, humorous and at times elegiac piece.” (“Hopkin and the Wired Night”) –Richard Scheinin, Mercury News

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MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS

November 6, 2006 “[Eric’s] music is lush, evocative, with unusual lines…Completely inventive.” –Charles Amirkhanian, Executive Director of Other Minds, as quoted in the Berkeley Daily Planet  

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CONCERTS HIGHLIGHT COMPOSERS, INNOVATIONS

October 22, 2006 “[Coronary Dance of the Destructive Sense] revealed a distinctive and very promising voice — witty, bold and highly skilled the handling of instrumental color and rhythmic complexity.” – Michael Greenberg, San Antonio Express News

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NEVER SITTING STILL

February 19, 2006 “Fragments of several languages, and brief, disguised quotations of tunes from the 1930s, as well as speaking, whispering, and other textural enhancements, help give a mythic resonance to this piece, which is a solid triumph for Lindsay and Volti, and was received with a huge round of applause.” –Jules Langert, San Francisco […]

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Notes

  • Retrograde

    COSMIC DEBUT

    New Voices Opera gave the premiere of “Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris” at the Waldron Arts Center and I couldn’t be happier with the performances. Huge kudos to the artistic team, leads, chorus and orchestra. This was truly an event I’ll never forget!

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  • COSMIC Asst Conductor Hallie

    COSMIC RAY DRESS WEEK

    04/25/14 The thought that you’d compose something that other people will a) memorize, b) dramatize, and c) further enhance with costumes, lighting, stage effects, choreography, blocking, etc. is jaw-dropping really. “Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris” premieres next week and rehearsals are sounding really, really awesome. Catch the interview with George Walker on WFIU on […]

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  • Piano

    ICARUS REHEARSALS START

    9/6/2013 So I attended a first rehearsal for a new piece of mine, something one doesn’t often have the chance to do (and for good reason, seeing as how hearing the first reading of your piece is an experience akin to putting your infant on the back of a bronco and hoping for the best. […]

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