Sydney Philharmonia’s performance of Dies Irae

Posted on March 22, 2008


The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 Tuesday March 2008, Peter McCallum

“… the work’s expressive goal had some deliberately disruptive elements, working against its own grain to undermine its rhetoric. Vines has constructed a large processional canvas, a parade of gestures whose members keep contradicting each other… A degree of chaos and hubbub is part of the idea, an aspect that was well established… Vines comes across as a composer engaged with thoughtful aesthetic ideas.”