enso - A form of Zen Buddhist painting in which the artist draws a circle with a single motion of the brush. As there is no possibility of modification, creating an enso is a spiritual discipline in which the artist embraces imperfection as an essential aspect of existence.
"...Meditative and virtuosic, the music on Enso is both beautiful and haunting"
- Alan Frank - Minor 7th
"...the searching Zen marvel ''Enso'' offers a listening experience all its own."
- Mike Olcott - Portland Phoenix
"These arrangements resonated strongly with the
audience, and captured the essence of the songs much
better then many Taiwanese artists."
- National United Newspaper: Tainan,Taiwan
"Without exception, all of these songs are excellent in their own right and have been exceptionally
well arranged by Nathan Kolosko who plays all the four pieces on the accompanying CD. Throughout
these pages the music runs through a range of emotions: bitterness, joy, tragedy, humour, sadness
and all done in the highest possible taste. Songs From Formosa is an absolutely delightful new
release and one I can thoroughly recommend to any player of at least Grade 7 seeking new stylish,
Steve Marsh - Classical Guitar, September 2008
"Nathan Kolosko's elegant phrasing and mastery of color is simply breathtaking."
- Elizabeth Watson, Boston Flute Journal
"... a well-played program, Kolosko has a real understanding of the rhythmic subtleties that
gives this tradition its character."
- American Record Guide
"...such artistry, you may find yourself levitated a few inches off the floor ... the
sound is both celestial and lively."
- Portland Press Herals
"Nostalgia features some truly sublime playing, both meditative and playful, as well as a
successful delivery of the sentiment expressed in the title."
- Portland Phoenix