“McGowan’s music strives for an idiom in which various musics
Henriette Bosmans Prize from the Dutch Composer’s Union
Tools is also packed with discreet acoustic rooms, some more resonant than others, but all proving that, when operating heavy machinery, subtlety pays off.”
- Guy Livingston for Paris Transatlantic, 2006
Ned McGowan, a composer and flutist, proved there's still plenty of life in old-fashioned virtuosity with Bantammer Swing, a playful, athletic concerto for his unwieldy contrabass flute.
- Steve Smith, New York Times, April 28, 2008
If you're having a slow day, his music samples will wake you right up.
- Alex Ross, the Rest is Noise, March, 2007