Reviews

The Snow Child: Reviews from the Fringe

Click here to watch the video from the final performance at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2016.   The Herald BASED on a dark and somewhat disturbing short horror fairy-tale by Angela Carter, The Snow Child tells a chilling tale… Read More »

Review: Two Choral Pieces in Organists' Review

Rebecca Tavener writes in March 2016 edition of Organists’ Review: On Away in a Manger, “a sugar-free setting… Park treats the text with focussed seriousness and no hint of the lisping cliché: it is a most welcome re-invention of a… Read More »

Reviews for 'Upheld by stillness' premiere

Upheld by stillness was premiered by ORA and Suzi Digby at the Tower of London on 09 Feb 2016 “Owain Park’s Upheld by stillness was a reflection on the mass’s Sanctus and Benedictus, setting Kathleen Raine’s poem The Word. The… Read More »

Review for new chamber opera, 'The Snow Child'

Published 08 Feb 2016 in The Cambridge Student “Owain Park’s score for Angela Carter’s The Snow Child immediately takes us to an altogether different barrenness. The cold sound world is infused with a fantastical sensibility, aided by the extensive use of tuned… Read More »

Plaudits for 'Shakespeare Songs of Night-Time'

Review on Bachtrack:  “The world première of 21 year old British composer Owain Park’s song cycle Shakespeare Songs of Night-Time closed the first half. The work comprised of six settings for unaccompanied choir linked with the recurring refrain “Come, gentle night, come,… Read More »