"This is not music that is touting its knowingness, or that is hiding behind a show of erudition. While its craft is impeccable, its aims are not to impress, but to share and rejoice in a full heart."
-Andrew Mead,
Composer, Music Theorist, Author

"It is so amazing how James Aikmanís music is so full of vitality and, what I may call, optimistic life approach."
-Louis Andriessen,
Composer, The Netherlands

"Yes: James Aikman has developed his own distinct voice. I sense an immense musical integrity. It is also direct and reachable by an audience."
-William Bolcom,
Composer, National Medal of Arts, Pulitzer Prize, and Grammy Award-winner
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