SELECT REVIEWS

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LOS ANGELES TIMES

Mark Swed

"a force field unto her own, yet joined in something bigger "

CULTURESPOT LA

Theodore Bell

"Bjorkedal is among the finest harpists in Los Angeles, and her performance was superb...The harp was crisp, and fine nuances in timbre and touch were preserved...her artistry and mastery of the instrument were outstanding; the connection of musician and instrument flowed seamlessly together in her music"

METAL JAZZ

Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers

"...golden-toned harp of Alison Bjorkedal offered effective condensed commentary...Alison Bjorkedal's harp banged the Liberty Bell with strokes that rang through our heads like 500-volt shocks."

BACHTRACK

Ted Ayala

"Augmenting the loveliness of these works was the playing of Bjorkedal. It was a masterclass in miniature; a demonstration of the wide range of tone that a world-class harpist can evoke from their instrument. The harp, despite its beauty of tone, can sound dull and monochrome in the hands of less talented players. But Bjorkedal used her masterly technique with great intelligence and sureness, conjuring a broad spectrum of colors and shades."