Toronto Early Music News Reviews Mt. Sinai: Frontier of Byzantium
The Toronto Early Music News Winter 2014 issue has a new review of our Mt. Sinai: Frontier of Byzantium recording!
“This music speaks to a higher self; its target is the divine and focuses the soul in direct union with God. One of its features is the luxurious usage of time. Time seems to be suspended when you listen to these works. Crescendo, suspensions and intensity are not lacking but the spirit of calmness is suffused as one enters into a reality that is purely spiritual. As in many oriental musical forms the repetitions of notes have a protohypnotic effect but in this timeless musical system one does not space out but holds the codified musical vocabulary and deeply embedded symbolic intentions in an alert and focused gesture of containment.” —Toronto Early Music News