Pelosi is a firm structuralist.
The works hold together because of superb thematic unity.
Pelosi seems to speak of tragic things, immense things, and his use of what I call “seeking and
finding” in evaluating various contrapuntal outcomes leads him to his own seeking and finding of
interior emotional states which he generously shares with the listener. The music requires intense
concentration, which is the least we can do when someone creates such material.
His music is very brooding and gestural, favoring imitative counterpoint with difficult, intricate
textures that utilize the whole keyboard. He accomplishes all this without sounding neo-Baroque.
He is an original.
Frank Daykin, New York Concert Review, November 2017