Notes & Reviews:
The rush and restlessness of our daily lives can be like a fog, an opaque shroud distracting from nature's enlightening experiences. + On 'Through the Mist', her debut album, composer Pamela J. Marshall presents several works that find their origins in the composer's experiences with the natural world. + Ms. Marshall earned composition degrees from Eastman and Yale Schools of Music, and has received commissions and recognition from a number of organizations, ensembles and performers. + To build support for her music, she founded the Spindrift Commissioning Guild in 2005.
American Record Guide, September/October 2015
Pamela Marshall's Through the Mist attempts to capture the feeling of a rustic New Hampshire cabin on a lake. She thinks of this enviable atmosphere as light and airy with few worries. The harp is an important member of the trio. The original form of the piece calls for guitar, and the interactions with the violin and flute are gentle, sometimes propulsive. Marshall's harmonic language in Through the Mist makes the three movements much more interesting. Zoa trades the violin for extended techniques in the harp and flute. The harpist scrapes and brushes while the alto, C flute, and piccolo click, thump, flit, and spit for 11 minutes.