Pittsburgh Post-Gazette critic Andrew Druckenbrod profiles faculty composer Eric Moe's recent string of successes in today's edition. From the article:
"Moe's music is of its time but strikingly original. It is harmonically centered, but not tonal. It can be rhythmically repetitious, but not minimalist. It often references contemporary culture, but is not post-modern (in fact, he tends to poke fun at that). At the heart, it is music whose form, phrasing and notes themselves are driven by whatever emotion or thought he (or the texts he uses) are expressing. It often hits the ear like a foreign language you can somehow understand. And musicians are speaking it more than ever."