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Around the Bend released on Flexible Music
Available from New Focus Recordings, Amazon, and CD Baby

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"In Link's Around the Bend, something surprising is always lurking, from exotic tambourine sighs to quickly shared fragments, dreamy piano lines and sudden outbursts."
—Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone

"Around the Bend by John Link combines 'grooving' rhythms with a quotation from Verdi's Falstaff."
—Daniel Ender, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik

"In the present new music milieu of countless oddly staffed ensembles, Flexible Music has one of the more exciting combinations of instruments and probably one of the most, um, flexible out there in terms of their ability to capture such a broad range of sounds and styles."
—Brian Sacawa, NewMusicBox

For Irving Lippel
featured on Art of the States
Life Studies, movement 1 released on Crosstalk
presented by Mendi + Keith Obadike
Available from Bridge Records, and Amazon

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"John Link's Life Studies, Movement 1 features digital synthesis, employing Shakespearean scholar Helen Vendler reading Sonnet #65. The result is an engaging combination of regular pulsations, percussive attacks, layered washes of speech snippets, and fragmentary pitch gestures."
—Christian Carey (File Under?/Signal to Noise)

"Mendi and Keith Obadike have compiled a stunning recording containing pieces that have, at one time or another, been referred to as "spoken word," "text-sound," "sound poetry," or simply rap.... Although it is never presented in a straightforward fashion, a reading of Shakespeare's sonnet number 65 serves as the raw material for John Link's Life Studies, Movement #1, yielding a complex rhythmic surface constructed of dislocated aspirates, sibilants, and gutturals."
—John Brackett (Journal of the Society for American Music)

Around the Bend performed by Flexible Music
December 3, 2008
Leading Edge Series
Redhouse Arts Center, Syracuse, NY
Around the Bend performed by Flexible Music
October 24, 2008
29th New Music Festival
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
My article "Elliott Carter's 'Late Music'"
Tempo 62, No. 246 (October 2008)
Silex Variations performed by pianist Eric Huebner
May 20 & 21, 2008, 8:00 PM
Friends & Enemies of New Music
Tenri Cultural Institute
43a W. 13th St., New York, NY
Around the Bend performed by Flexible Music
Sun. March 9, 2008, 3:00 PM
MOSA Concerts
178 Bennett Avenue
New York, NY
(one block west of B'way & 189th)
Around the Bend performed by Flexible Music
Thurs. March 6, 2008, 12:30 PM
Midday Artists Series
William Paterson University Shea Auditorium
300 Pompton Rd., Wayne, NJ
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - Elliott Carter: A Centennial Investigation
Panel with Ara Guzelimian, Anahid Ajemian, Robert Mann, and Fred Sherry
Jan. 29, 2008, 1-6 pm
Rose Studio, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY
String Trio world premiere, performed by the Athabasca Trio
Sat. Oct. 13, 2007, 8:00 PM
Friends & Enemies of New Music
Tenri Cultural Institute
43a W. 13th St., New York, NY
For Irving Lippel released on Sustenance
Available from New Focus Recordings, and Amazon

[Sustenance CD cover]

"John Link's duo For Irving Lippel has some captivating, restrained moments where the resonances of guitar and vibraphone are allowed to shimmer and blur in an exquisite way. The whole forms a pleasing arc of textural and timbral density." —American Record Guide

Clarinet Fantasy released on 60x60 2004-2005
Available from iTunes, and CD Baby

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