"'This is utterly awesome!' a woman said."
- Daniel Wakin on The Gaits, NYTimes
"Fefferman’s music is highly movement-focused, and all of her compositions, whether scored for bagpipe and electronics or string quartet, radiate a sense of joyfulness."
- Alexandra Gardner, from composer profile, New Music Box
"reclaims a primal minimalism"
- Steve Smith on Tongue of Thorns, NYTimes
"Over a vague, ominous rumble, the delicate opening notes of Lainie Fefferman’s Tongues of Thorns are carefully plucked out, tempting the ear deeper and deeper into the texture. But then in a breath the musicians punch their way straight through and out into the world with a repetitive primal drive that never lets up until the piece wraps minutes later. It’s a provocative rocking that sounds good, feels good, and even when the music hits its fever pitch and the wailing claps you sharply, things still manage to keep to the honest side of controlled."
- Molly Sheridan, New Music Box