The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful, the ideas, like the colors or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test; there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics...It may be very hard to define mathematical beauty, but that is just as true of beauty of any kind-we may not know quite what we mean by a beautiful poem, but that does not prevent us from recognizing one when we read it.
- James F Peters
'Tilman Elgnowski’s artwork touches the heart and soul of one of our deepest loves... the mandolin.
In the same way we try to do musically, he brings together the spirit and beauty of the ancient past
with that of the contemporary in a blessed union'.
- Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg
'The light music of whiskey falling into a glass - an agreeable interlude'.
- James Joyce