i heard this [summa] on the radio and was entranced at the beauty of this piece. except i didn't know who composed it, just as the radio host announced the title and the composer, i lost reception! it took many days before i finally found it again by accident. thanx to last.fm
A genuinely nice person. I had the great fortune of meeting him once at a performance of his works in London. He is one of the rare composers of the last 10-20 years that I feel has truly been able to discover his own language, and at that, one that resonates so deeply with so many.
arvo part is SO amazing! i went to see some of his work being performed the other week. it was incredible. my hair was standing on end. theres so much feeling in his music. the part writing is sublime. WOW.