Review of an all-Austin concert – Goucher College

November 8, 2004

“…distinguished composer Elizabeth R. Austin returned to her alma mater and…attracted an almost full house.” 

“Austin described her intriguing approach to composition as ‘pantonality, using freely shifting tonal centers, the triadic gestures of eighteenth-century harmonic usage, minus their function. The densities and balance between thematic passages and bridges produce contrasting harmonic idioms like clusters (tonal erasers)’…recent exploration into geometric forms found in the natural world as a basis for musical form.”

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