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Textura review of "Carnyx" for fixed media
Arrell, Chris. "Carnyx." Transition and Apotheosis. Society of Composers, Inc., Navona Records, April 19, 2024. CD and Digital Release. NV6612. Founded in 2004 by music journalist Ron Schepper, Textura's mission includes the exploration, appreciation, and promotion of experimental, electronic, jazz, and classical music via reviews, interviews, and articles.

Bent Frequency continues to push boundaries with Underscore competition-winning works
By Jon Ciliberto
EarRelevant: Atlanta's voice for classical and post classical music (March 2024)
Review of prize-winning works for Bent Frequency's third annual Underscore competition and concert, including Arrell's string trio Breathless.

1 Track Podcast
S9E4 (8 Sept. 2019)
Hosted by Anthony Joseph Lanman, the venerable "1 Track Podcast" is now in its ninth season. Previous guests include Caroline Shaw, David Rakowski, Jennifer Higdon, and Michael Torke, among others

Innovative Ensemble Combines Traditional Instruments with Electronic Music
Holy Cross Magazine (July 2017)
Feature on the Holy Cross Laptop Ensemble Federation (H-CLEF)

Worcester News Tonight
Charter3 TV (October 30, 2014)
Feature on H-CLEF

Extra Hour of Sleep Can Build Extra Energy for Music and Arts Events
Worcester Telegram & Gazette (October 2014)
Preview of inaugural H-CLEF concert

College Town
by Bonnie Russell
Worcester Telegram & Gazette (June 2014)
Feature on Arrell's winning entry for the 2014 Ettelson Composer's Award: Of Three Minds for soprano, piano, and laptop

Cello, Piano Combine in Chamber Concert at Hebron Academy
by Emily Tuttle
Sun Journal (February 2014)
Concert preview of Jan Müller-Szeraws/Adam Golka concert featuring Maine premiere of Arrell's Mutations for cello & computer

New Music, New Sound in the Brooks Hall
by David Griesinger
The Boston Musical Intelligencer (January 2014)
Arrell's Three Psalms  performed by the Holy Cross Chamber Singers; David Harris, conducting

Sounds Heard: Computer-Assisted
by Alexandra Gardner
New Music Box (November 2013)
Arrell's portrait CD Diptych and new disks by Claire Chase (I.C.E.) and computer music pioneer Richard Teitelbaum

Virtuoso Bassoonist Scott Pool at UNCG
by Tom Moore
CNVC: An Online Arts Journal of North Carolina (September 2013)
Scott Pool’s NC premiere of Arrell's Blur for the UNC Greensboro Visiting Artist Series

Pianists show their pluck with 'Prepared Pianos'
by Richard Duckett
Worcester Telegram and Gazette (March 2012)
Preview of Amy Williams & Jacob Greenberg prepared piano recital featuring the premiere of Arrell's Diptych

Running Start, Surprising Moments in New Works
by Stefanie Lubkowski
The Boston Music Intelligencer (October 2011) Boston New Music Initiative Boston premiere of Argot

Elemental and Dynamic from Musica Viva
by Joel Schwindt
The Boston Music Intelligencer (November 2010)
The Boston Musica Viva world premiere of Convergence

Boston Musica Viva: Remarkable Variety, Abundant Cleverness
by Eric Culver
The Boston Music Intelligencer (November 2009)
The Boston Musica Viva’s Boston premiere of NARCISSUS/echo

Sonic Generator’s Electric Balm
by James L. Paulk
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (February 2008)
World premiere of Kaleidoscope by the Sonic Generator ensemble

Are You Listening to Me?
by Pierre Ruhe
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (February 2008)
Maya Hoover’s and Lisa Leong’s performance of 3 from 95 for the 2008 Classical Now New Music Series

Review of Spectral World Musics: Proceedings of the Istanbul Spectral Music Conference
Contains Arrell’s “The Music of Sound: art and science in the music of Gérard Grisey”
by Nicholas Deyoe
Notes: the Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association (March 2010)
Comments Arrell’s paper “is the most interesting writing about Grisey’s Partiels that I have read, and is certainly one of the most valuable aspects of this book.”

Review of Spectral World Musics: Proceedings of the Istanbul Spectral Music Conference
by Ian Whalley
Computer Music Journal, Vol. 34, Issue 2 (Summer 2010)