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

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

Composition & Performance

"[Hayden] produced a captivating performance of furious jabberwock-speech, tongue clicks, grunts, and pops. Both his energy and skill were truly mesmerizing, and for nearly ten minutes he made an incredible amount of noise without once venturing near what anyone could call a coherent sound. His performance ended with thunderous applause—surely one to be remembered."

— Innerspace Connection