John Corigliano: "Gity Razaz is a unique composer. Her Middle-Eastern roots have merged with her Western sensibilities to produce music that is both original and startling. She is on her way to becoming a major force in contemporary music."
New York Times: "The Metamorphosis of Narcissus,” by Gity Razaz, an Iranian composer, was a world apart: a narcotic mix of dreamy French horn and clarinet calls, limpid Impressionist timbres and electronically induced expanse. Ms. Razaz’s music was ravishing and engulfing throughout ..."
Blogcritics:“Tonally and lyrically inventive, pleasingly melodic, emotional but firmly in control of its passions.”
Fanfare Magazine: "...the most successful of this group is Gity Razaz’s "Light", in which improvisatory treble figuration is supported by an undulating rotation of minor-ninth harmonies in atmospherically ear-catching passages."
A Composer Portrait:
Featuring world premiere of a solo cello and electronics piece composed for Jeffrey Zeigler, as well as "The Call Across the Valley of Not-Knowing", a dramatic song cycle.
Wednesday, May 14th, 8:00pm @ The Stone.