In an interview for the Seattle Times, Knussen says:
“[Bedford] writes music that is at the same time highly abstract in structure and very poetic in sound and resonance. ‘Outblaze the Sky’ is a short piece which is, in effect, a single big crescendo. He writes beautifully for orchestra, and the harmonic world is beautiful and distinctive. And it’s practical and relatively easy to put together!”
Read the full interview at the Seattle Times.
More on Outblaze The Sky, including an audio excerpt.