“serene strokes and lyrical beauty” - Brooklyn Rail

“Vastek’s fingers fly…. with passion and profound tenderness” - Second Inversion

Feature Article in The Albany Times Union

“Couple brings new energy to music scene in Troy”

Read the full article here

New Sounds on New York Public Radio, hosted by John Schaefer

Featuring Hijaz Prelude, from ‘HISTORIES’
Segment starts at 30:10


5 Questions to Sophia Subbayya Vastek on co-directing the Summer Music Intensive at Arts Letters & Numbers, her work with just intonation and Michael Harrison, and her album "Histories."  

Full interview can be found here

Between the Keys, hosted by Jed Distler

“Hijaz Prelude” by Michael Harrison, featured on the radio show Between the Keys.

Segment starts around 27:30. Listen here (scroll down for the player)

"Histories" Album Review, Second Inversion

"Vastek’s fingers fly through the rapturous piano solo with passion and profound tenderness, almost as though the melodies were born in her bones."

"In just under an hour, she travels from Indian ragas on a just-intoned piano to an immersive exploration of the overtone series, and all the way through to Cage’s prepared piano and pedal-laced dreamscapes.

The result is both an homage to Vastek’s own individual histories but also a beautiful mosaic of the larger cultural intersections of our world—and how we weave those histories together through music."

Full review can be found here

New Sounds on WNYC with John Schaefer

Featuring Jaunpuri by Michael Harrison from "Histories" album
Segment starts at 10:45

“Histories” album review, Inactuelles

“Un programme formidable, intelligemment agencé…”
“A great program, cleverly arranged...”

“Le cœur de l'album est constitué par deux compositions de Michael Harrison pour piano en intonation juste …”
"The heart of the album consists of two compositions by Michael Harrison for piano in just intonation…”

“Une merveille!”
”A wonder!”

Full review can be found here (in French)

Live Radio Interview on WOOC FM 105.3

Radio feature with Sophia Vastek

New Sounds on WNYC Spotify Playlist: "New Sounds Guide to the Prepared Piano"

Featuring Stainless Staining by Donnacha Dennehy from "Histories" album

Track #8 on playlist

SciArt Magazine

Beauty from Nothing EP Feature in SciArt Magazine's August issue
Full issue can be found here

"Histories" Album Review, Jazz Weekly

"Intriguing melding of sounds and flavors." 

Full review can be found here 

"Histories" Album Review, Kathodik

"L’eternità può assumere molteplici forme: l’esplorazione di questo apparente paradosso è la sfida raccolta da questo Cd Innova, che vede per protagonista Sophia Subbayya Vastek al pianoforte."
"Eternity can take many forms: the exploration of this apparent paradox is the challenge gathered by this innova CD, which sees Sophia Subbayya Vastek as the protagonist at the piano." 

Full review can be found here (in Italian)

Log Journal 

"A wholly commendable enterprise, all told, and I now find myself eagerly anticipating Histories, Vastek’s upcoming recital disc of works by Cage, Michael Harrison, and Donnacha Dennehy (due May 26 on the Innova label)."

Full review can be found here

Other Press Links

Log Journal Playlist: "A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears lately."  Linked here
Featuring "Histories"

Avant Music News Pick of the Week: Histories 

Beyond the Fringe Top 20 of July List: Featuring "Histories"

WRUV FM Burlington Top 10 of the Week: Featuring "Histories"

Mundofonias Playlist