Times of Malta
By Peter Farrugia
Monday, May 9, 2011
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<...> The pianist looked beautifully calm and composed as she and her fellow musicians plunged into a world of controlled cacophony. The eerie call of the clarinet laced through frothy, evanescent and jarring music, appealing to a presumably sophisticated ear. The audience was challenged to wonder what music might be, and if we did not find it in the concert hall that night then where could we find it?
The hypnotic effect of the work was interesting, especially during the trios by Edward Manukyan and Aram Khachaturian.
<...> Perhaps the most important thing of all was that the experience made me question my own aesthetic sensibility, something we too often take for granted, and in the end, I left the concert having learned to appreciate it all the more.