States of Independence: Press Quotes

Gordon’s marvelously mercurial music refuses to follow formulas, molding itself to the scenes with layers of melodic and rhythmic counterpoint, plus a sense of lyricism that borders on the ecstatic… Concise and simple, it’s not.

– David Patrick Stearns, USA Today

…The beauty and complexity of Ricky Ian Gordon’s music… The play’s finale- a ravishingly gorgeous setting for 11 voices. of the Declaration Of Independence…

– Cary M. Mazer, Philadelphia City Paper