meets performance art, as her amazing voice
headed off into dog-whistle territory, but there
was such good humour and warmth in her
performance. You couldn't help but love her' (Jazzwise
playing is generally one of a kind, her
wonderful ability to jump from pure
improvisation to strict compositional accuracy
within the same thematic storyline, let alone
the piece, making me scratch my head wondering
how, why and to where the border between those
two, completely different, styles disappears?' (Uzbekistan
Progressive Rock Pages Vitaly
composer who tries hardest to address the Cargo
audience' (The Guardian John L.
'How should I
describe the unique world of 'Cool Down for
Pole' and 'Improvisation on Japanese Lullabies'
by Yumi Hara Cawkwell, composer based in London?
To view her performance, improvisatory singing
of Japanese lullabies, was a truly unique and
mysterious experience' (Ongaku Gendai).
'Yumi Hara Cawkwell's
Groove Study - a piece which, despite its title,
was much more unhinged, jazzy and violent than
the minimalist stuff around it' (The Times
'The other works
leavened Reich and Riley's austerity with traces
of pop in one form or another. The fractured
rhythms of Yumi Hara Cawkwell's Groove Study
amounted to a kind of electro-funk fantasia' (Evening
Standard Nick Kimberley).