Review of Magnetismus

Nick Benavides’ “Magnetismus” concluded the program with a rich use of the full ensemble (without the harp). This is music that sought out its own approach to the use of “repetitive structures” (that phrase that Philip Glass prefers to “minimalism”). There is some sense of ostinato, but there is also a broader impression of a general flow of energy. Benavides seems to have found an intriguing middle ground between mechanistic repetitiveness and the more expansive rhetoric of McIntire’s “naturalism.” The result amounts to an abstraction depicting something far more concrete, even if we cannot quite pin down what that “something” is.
— Review of Magnetismus (performed by One Found Sound) in the Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/article/one-found-sound-celebrates-its-first-fundraising-gala-with-seven-world-premieres
Nick Benavides