Viewing entries tagged
Marko Letonja

Kaija Saariaho's <br><i>Let the Wind Speak</i>

Kaija Saariaho's
Let the Wind Speak

Review by Angus McPherson

Although electronic music and blends of acoustic and electronic sound were an important part of Saariaho’s palette in the earlier stages of her career, both these discs feature only acoustic works. The virtuosic manipulation of color in these works, however, demonstrates that the haunting sense of transcendence for which Saariaho’s music is known is by no means limited to her work with electronics.