Richard Emsley

“The Juniper Tree is quite simply one of the wildest and most unrelenting musical experiences I’ve heard” Philip Clark The Wire

“A major discovery. Each piece is a meditation, a pure moment, spare, an invitation to be part of the mystery of sound spreading through the auditorium” Inactuelles – Musiques Singulières

“Music of such contemplative intensity, its fragile sound objects adrift in space and time” Arnold Whittall Transformations of Musical Modernism

“What is immediately striking is the greatly refined instrumental/colouristic gesture… shimmering music, its edges and turning-points tending to hover on the brink of perceptibility” Richard Barrett Tempo

“Here is a real one-off composer” Classical London

“The music of Richard Emsley is unique and not easily assimilable into existing categories, and he stands as one of the numerous remarkable composers working outside of the mainstream in Britain today” Ian Pace, pianist