‘Its appeal is considerable and direct.  The main body of its first section sides on energetic, syncopated dance-like rhythms, often with a Latin flavour.  There are fleeting reminders of the idiom of, say, West Side Story.  The middle, generally slower section revolves around a core of instrumental dissension … Vine’s invention is brilliantly appropriate for his purposes.’
Roger Covell, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 March 1995 

‘… has an arresting opening and a striking conclusion, and the bold shifts of motoric pulse and metre in the latter seem to me some of the most incisive and effective music Vine has written in this style.’
Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 September 1996