(Disc of the Month) This is said to be the first recording devoted to music by Sadie Harrison, and it shows her to have a compelling, distinctive, and passionate compositional voice. The disc features chamber music, including works for string quartet, violin and piano, solo piano, and soprano, flute and string trio.
Sadie Harrison was born in Australia in 1965, but studied at the University of Surrey, and later Kings College, London. She is currently a lecturer in composition and contemporary music at Goldsmiths College, The performances on this disc are generally very good, and the recorded sound excellent
For those who feel that contemporary music often lacks heart, but who are also uncomfortable with a return to overtly tonal structures, this disc is definitely worth exploring.