Seattle Times on Songs of Wars I Have Seen: "close to flawless" Mar 5, 2010

by Jessica

Michael Upchurch at the Times has this to say about Heiner Goebbels Songs of Wars I Have Seen:

Spoken word, musical theater, sound collage, brass-and-percussion blasts, baroque strings and recurring passages of something slinky, dreamlike and jazzy all combine in Heiner Goebbels' "Songs of War I Have Seen." The piece, it should be clear, draws on a startling variety of influences as it casts its spell. Under the attentive baton of conductor Anu Tali, it hangs together beautifully. And the performances by Pacific Musicworks, Seattle Chamber Players and a dozen or so guest musicians are close to flawless.

Read the full review.