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"Fríes and Suleiman boast a shared theatrical approach — expressive, insinuating, full of enigmatic fervor — that draws a listener immediately under their spell. I can’t wait to hear the completed opera [The School for Girls Who Lost Everything in the Fire]."

- San Francisco Chronicle (read the review)

"If Moon, Bride, Dogs emerged from the performance in San Francisco’s Taube Atrium Theater as the most richly satisfying experience on offer, that’s in part because its aesthetic is at once so strange and so accessible... "

- San Francisco Chronicle (read the review)

"...a fine gift for melody. His leitmotives stick in the mind the way a good motive should..."

- San Francisco Classical Voice (read the review)

"His impressionistic textures and large melodic gestures capture the sheer magnitude of (El Anatsui's Hovor II)"

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