Anthracite Fields Review — New York Times

by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim
June 1, 2014

Concert Review, Published in the June 1, 2014 issue of the New York Times

“The NY Phil Biennial presented a diptych of New York premieres dedicated to manual labor on Friday evening at Avery Fisher Hall. Julia Wolfe’s “Anthracite Fields” (2014) commemorates the Pennsylvania coal miners whose work fueled the industrial revolution. Steven Mackey’s “Dreamhouse” (2003) examines the process of building a house. Both works feature singers and an ensemble mixing acoustic and amplified instruments; both express unease with the American culture of comfort and consumption.”


Read the full article here