have listened to your Sintra several times and have found your music
to be very hauntingly beautiful, melodic and rhythmically
interesting. You have a very nice touch on the piano as
well! I found Sintra to be very organic and interconnected, and
think it would make a very good orchestral work.
enjoyed particularly the rhythmic accompaniment and the use of
"chorus" in the third movement, as well as the creative
integration of the folk music throughout the work.
fourth movement is very inspired and lovely. Some of the
harmonic tension and ambiguity in the opening of the fifth, sixth and
seventh movements were a refreshing contrast as well. I felt
that even more tension would make the many beautiful moments more poignant.
whole work feels like a life's journey and I sense that it is very
autobiographical. Thank you for sharing your music with me.
Peter Lynch, Department of Music, Emory University