Press reviews & audience comments
"It is Avant Folk Primal you might say. The entire sequence places the listener into a peaceful, dream-like state and yet remains wholly cohesive and musically contentful." -Grego Applegate Edwards , SoundInDepth.com
"Dickson essentially meditates through his instrument, creating an hour of sacred ambience that seems to be setting a table for a meeting between the corporeal and spirit worlds." Michael Toland, The Big Takeover
"A clever film director might use “Wider Than the Sky” as her soundtrack — or simply as inspiration to make something ineffably beautiful." Michael Konik, michaelkonik.com
Comments from in-person and online audience:
"Perfect accompaniment to my morning reading of the great Ming Dynasty poet, Yuan Hung-tao."
"Raindrops falling, a shower. A cliff face, rocks tumbling down."
"Mezmerizing- almost magical, made the rest of the world fade away for a while."
"There is silence here between all the harmonies, peaceful and patient...cascading sounds fall,
then climb up again, again until- at once- they fly."
"Cats in a rowboat arguing, moving away from shore with fog enveloping their passage."
"There was a man on the roof, jumping from one to another, listening to the sounds of the city down below. Light in his heart."
"Thank you, I can tell you that I felt better, more clear & centered post concert. My favorite thing is that two days ago a friend died & I felt him here. I saw him and I felt his freedom being free of a body and I am more at peace with his death."
(email grd(at)shirim.com with your own comments, visions & poems)