Richard Kostelanetz, September, 1999
It ranks among the truest and thus among the great performances of Cage's most extreme minimal works.
Scott Vander Werf, the Paper., September 30, 1999
This music opened me right up! Cold, precise, electric ... left me, at times, trembling, anxious, intoxicated, overall in a trance.
Bryce Moore, Difficult Listening, November, 1999
Sparse and minimal ... exemplify the directions Cage was moving in late in his career. A must for the Cage completist.
Ingvar Loco Nordin, GrÃ¤nslÃ¶st, December, 1999
This music insists, gives a darn damn ... in a rare erotic tension ... a John Cage interpreter of God's liking.
Frank Oteri, NewMusicBox, December, 1999
... might make your skin crawl ... challenges the myth that Cage's late number pieces are all ambient and meditative.
Rob Haskins, American Record Guide, January/February, 2000
No other music has ever had that effect on me, and I've been obsessed with the Number Pieces ever since.
Rob Barnett, MusicWeb, February, 2000
... those who would like to open a casement on avant-garde simplicity ... could hardly make a better start with this disc.
Philip Clark, The Wire, September, 2001
Among the purest music he wrote ... some of the composer's greatest music even if it now seems strangely innocent.
Brian Marley, Avant, Spring, 2002
It's an austere soundworld, but a compelling one ... the silences have presence, they're not just periodic absences of music.
Jennifer Paull, Music & Vision, August, 2002
As I listen, I am inside a cockpit ... in layered aspects of shimmering whiteness, time, and space.
Raymond Tuttle, Classical Net, September, 2002
... a single note becomes almost maddeningly alive, and a minute is hardly enough time to take it all in!
John Story, Fanfare, November/December, 2002
... a consistent absence of ... special effects available ... reflecting the greater austerity of Cage's thinking is his last years ...
Tom Schulte, Outsight, December, 2002
These minimalist works are marked by long durations ... such absence of change makes the pieces reflective, meditative.
Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic, February, 2003
Every tiny nuance ... is laid bare ... which might explain the elegant photography of Fong on the album cover.
Brian Olewnick, Bagatellen, April, 2004
... thrusts you into the sound world you're actually occupying with extra force ... making you hyper-aware of your surroundings.
David Toub, Sequenza21, January, 2006
... there is beauty in but a single note ... I can't think of a better, more nuanced performance.
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1. One6 (1990) A [13:40]
2. One6 (1990) B [15:35]
3. One6 (1990) C [17:35]
4. One10 (1992) [24:30]