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“This polystylistic, transcultural melting pot of a song cycle is disorienting, rapturous, unsettling and transcendent.”
The Globe and Mail
“Ayre is … an ecstatic demonstration of the power of music to express the human condition. It may be
one of the defining works of the new century.”
“Golijov has instead fashioned a careening, vital, emotional, wild concoction that demonstrates one
essential fact: that all human emotions (and Ayre has them all) … are shared and shareable.”
“Golijov’s score makes magical use of his orchestra, from a full complement of cellos to a vivid brass
section, to produce richly layered suggestions of natural sounds that range from birds and insects to a
more momentous sense of the shifts in the greater cosmos from agitation to calm."