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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presents the premiere of Airborne in a double bill with Stephen McNeff's Prometheus Drown'd.
The operas open on 29 July in London and then tour Presteigne, Canterbury and Birmingham.