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In Review: SWELL HERE, NY National Sawdust Log 7.14.19
THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING
"When was the last time a performance of any kind gave you cold chills? ... the visceral and literal sort of chills that lets you know something inside you has been moved? That was how I felt at last night’s performance of InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing " TheTuxedoRevolt
"...elliptical and poignant... A chess game scene between Turing and his fiancee portrayed the tragically painful and farcically awkward breaking-up of a relationship with uncomfortable accuracy..." en.paperblog.com
"Chen has a real knack for encapsulating sense of place through sound....Chen embodies the echoes heard as one speaking resounds in the lofted hallways and rafters of the church sanctuary... a sense of place...depth, nuance and dimension – a 3-D sound effect if you will... a tremendously fun effect." operapulse
"... lyrical, atmospheric...striking. Throughout, Ms. Chen balances despair and humor." The New York Times
"...inventive, powerful, and distinctly personal, with vocal writing distinguished by its sure-handed maturity and lyrical sweep...Its ethereal beauty and demanding virtuosity built to a climax of supplicating ululations, and was deeply affecting." urbanmodernblogspot.com
"... gripping... dark, complex... striking... wrenching." feastofmusic.com
JUSTINE F. CHEN
COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST
Very excited for my Merola debut 7.30.21 at 8 PM PT! Come join!
Look out for my Banff debut on August 14th 8:30 PM ET!! Stay Tuned!
CONGRATULATIONS to my dear performers, Russell Iceberg and Stephen Joven-Lee performing Testing 1-2-3 at Bowdoin's Gamper Festival! 7/8!
Working on my first film opera! Also, my first collaboration with librettist Jackie Goldfinger and Maria Sensi-Sellner's Resonance Works!! Stay tuned for more details!!
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