“We hear brilliant energetic rhythmic figures, imaginative sonorities in complex instrumental combinations, momentum generated by nervous, inventive figuration, lines and harmonies that always move, always inflect. Also striking are the zones of suspended motion and otherworldly calm”

–American Academy of Arts and Letters

“Aylward is trying to recreate an intensely communal encounter for our own time.”

–The Boston Globe

“This is music of fascination and profundity.”

–Arkiv Music (Full Article Here)

“This kind of compositional eloquence comes only from a combination of discipline and intuitive formal mastery.”

–The Boston Musical Intelligencer (Full Article Here)

“Aylward, a composer of wide intellectual curiosity … summoned textures of efficient richness, delicate and deep all at once.”

–The Boston Globe

“…above and beyond all of these things, Aylward is a composer of challenging yet compelling instrumental, vocal, and electronic works”

–Frank J. Oteri. New Music Box (Full Article Here)



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