Review of Pain has an element of blank

Benavides had the courage to take on two of the poems that Copland had already set, “Heart, we will forget him!” and “I felt a funeral in my brain.” Fortunately, he had no trouble finding his own voice to express his own interpretation of these texts... the performance emerged as a highly individual approach to poems that tapped into the soul of a highly individual woman.

- Review of “Pain has an element of blank” in the Examiner (feat. SFCM New Music Ensemble and Kindra Sharich): http://www.examiner.com/article/further-work-by-a-guerrilla-composer-performed-at-sfcm

Nick Benavides