Commissioned by the Nash Ensemble with funds from the Art Council of Great Britain and IBM. This is an atmospheric, highly allusive, and appealing suite of dance references.
Maw's titles and tempo indications suggest a fashionably vampiric nightmare, but the music sounded warm and lyrical as often as cold and frenzied. . . the chill chimes of small cymbals and the gentle plunking of a kalimba became the essential components of a transfigured epilogueJohn Henken, Los Angeles Times, 2 December 1992