There you go with two reviews of the concert by Ensemble neoN —last Tuesday, April the 12th, at Scandinavia House, NYC—, the opening night for MATA Festival 2016. They played music by Alexander Kaiser, Seán Clancy, Jan Martin Smørdal, Matthew Welch, Neil Luck and my Don’t Condescend [Don’t Even Disagree] (2014), for quintet.
The first one is by The New York Times’ critic Anthony Tommasini, the second is by New York Classical Review’s George Grella.
“…The young Spanish composer Diego Jiménez Tamame packs a lot of dense, restless music into his five-minute “Don’t Condescend [Don’t Even Disagree].” It unfolds with violent shifts and gnashing chords as motifs and cells of pitches interact and recombine…“
“…Don’t condescend sounds like a dense burst of white noise, disassembled, with the parts all heading back to coalesce at a central point. The well-executed writing is full of power and gnarled timbres…”