Ethan Hayden | composer, performer, author
Ethan Hayden | composer, performer, researcher
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Sigur Rós 33⅓

"Ethan Hayden painstakingly transcribes the eight untitled tracks on ( ) into a series of long vowel sounds and odd clusters of consonants in an attempt to diagram the syntax of this strange new tongue and figure out what the band might be saying (despite their best efforts not to say anything)."

— Pitchfork

Composition & Performance

"[Hayden's] triumph was in completing Kourliandski's relentless oral assault—a fusillade of wet, percussive slaps, grunts, clicks, pops and sustained notes produced with tongue, cheeks, lips, teeth, throat and what had to be peerless breath control. […] Voice-off was an undeniable feat of endurance, technical virtuosity, and compositional imagination."

— New York Classical Review

"Ethan Hayden gave a tour de force performance […]. It was amazing to hear."

— New York Times

Wooden Cities

"Vocalist-trombonist Ethan Hayden's arrangement of Charles Ives's "General William Booth Enters Into Heaven" led the whole band into glory both instrumentally and vocally. The performance was an apt celebration of the original work's centennial, as well as an exhibition of Wooden Cities' exuberance, daring, and attention to detail."

— Jay Harvey Upstage