Wire Review – Simple Lines of Inquiry


December 2009

Reviewed by Brian Morton

“Ann Southam has made it to 72 without having been taken up by the New Music crowd, which probably suits her quiet spirit. Her work includes precious little for orchestra but lots of tape pieces and a strong emphasis on piano. Simple Lines of Enquiry is a major statement, an hour-long solo work that delivers the most complete expression yet of Southam’s remarkable intervallic language, a style that makes the spaces between as interesting as the notes themselves.”

To purchase this disc please visit the Canadian Music Centre’s Boutique
Also available at L’Atelier Grigorian, Soundscapes, and Musideum in Toronto.