Maiani da Silva


Various reviews, mentions, and interviews

Eighth Blackbird (Maiani da Silva & Ashley Bathgate), Composer Viet Cuong Team with University of Arkansas Students. 


"The musicians of Eighth Blackbird were mesmerizing to watch and utterly committed to the music. They played with exuberance – especially Duvall on drums. Langrée and the orchestra collaborated with buoyant, sensitive playing. One can hope that “Nine Mothers” will have many more performances. The audience approved with a standing ovation." –Janelle Gelfand

"Through music and acting, 8BB explored the daring, whimsical, complicated, and cyclical facets of Lang's interpretation of Stein. Watching each member of 8BB balance the music and text while maintaining the spirit of intent behind their actions was nothing short of spellbinding." –Josh Bottoms

"gefolgt von Streicherpassagen (...) die in ihrer dramatischer Intensität nur begeistern und einen mitreißen."

"The Summa Trio, another name new to me, catch the music’s energy and evocative qualities very nicely in naturally balanced sound. Recommended." – Guy Rickards

"These three pieces work wonderfully together to deliver a memorable and engaging album. The interplay between piano, cello and violin is wonderfully constructed and expertly executed." –Darren Rea

"Vollrath’s sure-handed scoring for violin, cello and piano creates effects almost orchestral in nature, ably performed by the Summa Trio, Los Angeles-based contemporary music specialists." -Michael Schulman

"Don’t know how long this video of @eighthblackbird playing the world premiere of “Nine Mothers” by

@kindsofkings with @LouisLangree and the @CincySymphony last night will be available to stream for free… jump on it now so you don’t regret missing it." –Steve Smith

"If your New Year’s resolution involves stretching your ears to accommodate fresh sounds by innovative contemporary composers, both established and emerging, this invigorating double bill is just the ticket. The violin duo the Furies and the saxophone quartet ~Nois take on works by Eve Beglarian, Olga Neuwirth, Emma O’Halloran, Jennifer Walshe, Cassie Wieland, and others." –Steve Smith

 "Their all-female composer program at Scholes transcended any notion of re-balancing the scales: a daring, cutting, and vulnerable performance probed deep questions about human nature, both directly and abstractly." –Aaron Wolff

Interviewing The Furies on P.M.S. (People Menstruate Show)

Meet The Furies ahead of their show at Art Share