Congratulations to Ellen Reid, whose opera p r i s m has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Music. I attended the première, which took place at Redcat, in Los Angeles, under the auspices of L.A. Opera and Beth Morrison Projects, and wrote about it here. I first encountered Reid’s work when she contributed a memorable outdoor scene to Yuval Sharon’s multi-composer Hopscotch project. Andrew Norman’s Sustain was one of two finalists, alongside James Romig’s Still. I heard Sustain at the LA Phil and found it be one of the strongest American orchestral works of recent years. I missed Romig’s piece, which was recorded by New World, but will be sure to explore it.

from Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise