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Peter Margasak
DownBeat Magazine, April 2014

This collection by Bay Area pianist Sarah Cahill features work commissioned in the wake of the Iraq War. The flow is a bit erratic, but it’s interesting to hear the diverse readings of Cahill’s concept. Terry Riley, Carl Stone, Frederic Rzewski, Phil Kline, Yoko Ono, The Residents and Meredith Monk are the other composers. © 2014 DownBeat Magazine Read complete review



Christina Petrowska Quilico
The WholeNote, January 2014

This CD has an admirable concept, which packs a powerful message in today’s society.

These works are a wonderful addition to the contemporary piano repertoire.

The program notes, most written by the composers, were excellent and informative. Cahill played with a sweet and sensitive tone and touch. Her technique was impeccable and I recommend this CD highly. © 2014 The WholeNote Read complete review



Richard Scheinin
San Jose Mercury News, December 2013

Best of 2013 Classical: #8

The pianist and new-music champion corrals solo works by some of her favorite composers: Terry Riley, Meredith Monk, Frederic Rzewski, Kyle Gann, Phil Kline, Yoko Ono. The performances are singing, insightful, outrageous, inspiring. Don’t miss Gann’s “War Is Just a Racket,” with its speech-rhythm piano skipping and rag-timing alongside the recitation of a 1933 anti-war speech by U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler. © 2013 San Jose Mercury News



National Public Radio, December 2013

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Sarah Cahill, “Be Kind to One Another” (Terry Riley)

It’s easy to mistake this for an early 20th-century piano rag. Instead, it’s a languid, easygoing new Terry Riley piece which pianist Cahill commissioned as part of a group of political works responding to the Iraq War. © 2013 National Public Radio




Joshua Kosman
San Francisco Chronicle, September 2013

The new release from Berkeley pianist Sarah Cahill represents the fruit of a commissioning project she undertook in the wake of the Iraq war, calling on an assortment of composers to contribute musical responses to that calamity. Cahill brings her technical assurance and expressive warmth to all the music, making each piece that much more eloquent. © 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Read complete review



Molly Yeh
WQXR (New York), September 2013

…it goes without saying that this project is as much an accomplishment for 21st century American composers as it is for peace. © 2013 WQXR (New York) Read complete review





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