'Hidden Variables (orchestral version)' reviews

‘Matthews dramatises the conflict between minimalism and modernism, caricatures the former quite mercilessly while hinting that he is not immune to its appeal, and confronts it with exuberant, almost derisive complexity.  The piece has two climaxes: one pounding, brazen and vapidly minimal, the second driving, dissonant, appalled.’
Tempo (Michael Oliver), July 1996 

‘Matthews exults in cunning references to contemporary musical fads, but his work has its own dynamic originality.’
The Daily Telegraph (Geoffrey Norris), 28 September 1992

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