Cecilia McDowall is another of the new generation of highly communicative musicians who favours writing which, without being in any way facile, is brightly cogent, freshly witty and expressive in its own right.
She constantly tweaks the ear with her range of spicy rhythms and colours then suddenly produces a highly atmospheric and grippingly expressive interlude which is just as compelling.
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Cecilia McDowall's Night Flight shortlisted in Choral category.
The Nova Music Opera tour continues to Canterbury (26 October) and Birmingham (1 November).