'The Summer Cloud's Awakening' reviews

'…Harvey's work, like so many by him, situates itself well beyond such mundane palpitations.  Taking for text some Buddhist verses and a phrase from Act 2 of Tristan und Isolde… this turbulent and visionary half hour movement intimates that life and death are but a dream from which we cannot awake too soon… The range of vocal utterance seemed to cover every phonetic nuance, from speech to song and breath to death; the flute and cello readily acquired orchestral plenitude… Whether electronically or otherwise, and for whatever medium, Harvey composes right down to the acoustic pith of things.  He is a rare spirit, ever in search of the new and numinous.'
The Sunday Times (Paul Driver) 21 April 2002

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