Ben Leeds Carson
By a Moment and a Word
SIDEBAND RECORDS 8
CD and VINYL
"This music is startlingly, starkly beautiful - a unique voice forging a path that invites the listener to follow its powerful internal logic. Original and remarkable."
—Patricia Alessandrini, Stanford University
"…music being reinvented from first principles: As we progress through the three pieces, their durations become more extended, their ranges of sonic possibilities wider, while at the same time their strangeness increases, as if every sound, every familiar interval, and, most crucially, every structural turning point, is being heard for the first time.”
—Richard Barrett, Royal Conservatoire The Hague
“…rare clarity and restraint. The precision of his sense of color…subtly recalibrated unisons…in all the pieces there's a fresh and challenging reassessment of tonal foundations, which can unfold remote and surprising implications. This work…invites patience, attention, sensitivity to nuance; to all of which the performances and recordings are admirably attuned."
—Erik Ulman, composer
"...a kind of acoustic acupressure."
—Mark Swed, describing Reidemeister Move's live performance of Wonderment (“Critic’s Notebook” Los Angeles Times, October 12, 2018)