Classics Today

‘Lee Hyla writes in a tremendously compressed style in which shape and gesture stand in for conventional melody despite an often clear tonal orientation. Rhythm also plays an important role in activating his musical textures and maintaining linear transparency, and it’s clear from a cursory listen to any of these three works that Hyla writes with a great deal of talent and confidence…….Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project rise bravely to the occasion, and no matter how disjointed the music becomes, they never make an ugly sound or lose sight of where the music is going- and make no mistake, Hyla both knows where he wants to go and how to get there. Excellently detailed, well-balanced sonics round out a most welcome portrait of a fascinating composer who could well become a major voice in contemporary music.’