A Closer Listen featured How to Listen to Machines: Songs for Violin and Noise in its reviews of new releases this month. Critic Richard Allen writes,
"In prior centuries, composers heard music in the sounds of nature: birds, water, wind. Modern composers hear music in machines. New York City’s Jordan Hall finds inspiration in subways, generators and refrigeration fans, and composes violin pieces that integrate these sounds. How to Listen to Machines is an invitation to hear the world as he does... Hall receives the mechanical noises as gifts, and returns the gifts with his bow... There’s great potential in this project, and we’re looking forward to hearing where it heads next."
Read the full review here.