Vic Hoyland

Mediterranean muse

Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 2003

Vic Hoyland is the most overlooked British composer of his generation, writes Andrew Clements

When you look at the preparatory sketches for Vic Hoyland's new orchestral piece for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the first thing you notice are their strikingly visual quality. You see a veritable maze of interconnecting rhythmic series, all elegantly laid out as you would expect from a composer who started off studying fine art at university, and for whom painting and architecture remain vital, shaping creative forces...