Now a disc of clarinet quintets [Le livre des mélancolies] and… Grella-Możejko makes an appearance… with the impressive …river to the ocean… leading off. The piece is a monologue of sorts, with the strings unobtrusive except for a few instances, but the work would lack a core without their haunting presence. The engineers have succeeded quite well in adequately transferring an environment in which the sounds range from ppppp to fffff…
Dan Albertson, LA FOLIA
[Piotr Grella-Możejko’s The Dreams of Odysseus] is… hypnotic, beautiful and vaguely sinister…
Pamela Anthony, THE EDMONTON JOURNAL
Piotr Grella-Mozejko describes his “String Quartet No.2 (1999-2000): The Secret Garden,” as his effort to “encode in sound [his] emotional response to the excessively poignant and visually stunning movie that Agnieszka Holland made of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic children’s novel…” “The Secret Garden”… begins with a long, slow, barely audible sonic extrusion without any particular shape that thickens with deep cello bowings. The feeling is exploratory. The excitement builds, a sense of presence and shaped moments emerge, wheezy and drony like evanescent dragonfly wings. One senses in the sometimes tender, sometimes taut passages, rushes of feeling as if a definite but unknown language were being spoken. This work speaks with a notable confidence, without being transparent.
Stanley Fefferman, SHOWTIME MAGAZINE
George Crumb’s “Black Angels” felt a bit gimmicky to me — the performers playing crystal glasses and gongs with their bows — but it did manage to convey its theme of war and chaos. Piotr Grella-Mozejko’s “TrancePaining,” however, captured the same theme with a relentless chugging bang; the perfect counterpoint to [R. Murray Schafer’s] “Waves.”