Pale as Centuries



May 12, 2020

New York Music Daily

"Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Pale As Centuries is the album’s most striking piece. Its wary guitar theme recedes for Terry Riley-ish upper-register circles, clarinet floating amid piano turbulence and eerie concentric circles just below: it wouldn’t be out of place in the Darcy James Argue catalog."

November 24, 2017

Sounds of Surprise

"Sarah Kirkland Snider’s ‘Pale As Centuries’ was the standout, based on a beguiling five-chord melody subtly amplified and developed."

Matt P
September 3, 2015

I Care If You Listen

"Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Pale as Centuries gets a lot of mileage out of the simple guitar figure that opens the work. [The piece] builds in intensity and drive as the full ensemble enters, expanding the opening figure and introducing new material all while moving from musical collage to a single, organic musical statement."

Don Clark
June 10, 2015

The Agit Reader

"From its opening guitar notes, Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Pale As Centuries conjures the ornate beauty of antiquity and strips it away to show every layer and bone."

Richard Sanford
May 26, 2015

Second Inversion

"The ensemble again switches gears for Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Pale as Centuries,” a musical collage that combines diverse, distinctive, and sometimes even mismatched melodic fragments into a single cohesive image."

Maggie Molloy