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 reviews 

Musical Opinion

"There was a poised, formal beauty in the score's repeated phrases and fragile textures. The final section's inventive use of whistling and humming [...] brought the piece to an ethereal and haunting conclusion."

Sunflowers in Autumn

The Berkeley Ensemble

St David's Hall, Cardiff

09 April 2019

The Guardian

"... it was the players’ quiet whistling that added an intriguing extra texture before fading to an end."

Sunflowers in Autumn

The Berkeley Ensemble

St David's Hall, Cardiff

09 April 2019

Cambrian News

"a meditation on the poignancy of Beethoven’s impending loss of hearing. Climbing higher and higher on the top E string, the violin at the work’s conclusion evoked the strange sounds the composer might have been hearing internally."

Until the thread breaks

Mary Hofman & Richard Ormrod

Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, Dollgellau

14 February 2019

The Guardian

"... transported the ear to

a world of its own"

mind the gap

UPROAR

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

26 Oct 2018

"a transgressive few minutes, with pristine dissonance and an eerie ambiance."

Is there no seeker of dreams that were?

BBC NOW

Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

09 April 2018

Wales Arts Review

"As an account of how dream and memory are embodied in recollection as ineffable states that find focus in the orchestra’s seemingly bottomless trove of sounds, it’s a jewel."

Is there no seeker of dreams that were?

BBC NOW

Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

30 March 2018

Weeping Tudor Productions

The Guardian

"...  the inherent austerity of this vein carried more force than the moments of ostensibly consoling tonality"

Is there no seeker of dreams that were?

BBC NOW

Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

29 March 2018

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung

The music of Sarah Lianne Lewis is very quiet and delicate [...] The percussion is lightly used, and shimmers around the vocal line."

I dared say it to the sky

Sarah Maria Sun & Johannes Fischer

Halle 02, Heidelberg

April 2016

Wales Arts Review

"a piece full of imaginative sonorities involving bowed percussion, agitated woodwind, fast, glissandi strings and more."

Is there no seeker of dreams that were?

BBC NOW

Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

08 March 2016

4 Bars Rest

"[the work] utilised the Cathedral acoustic to fine effect with its broken motifs and murmured ciphers – as if the walls echoed to the sound of long forgotten paeans."

Those Echoes Around

Wormshead Top Brass

Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral

11 June 2011