Excited to announce Rachel & piano trio Longleash will perform at Ecstatic Music Festival, Feb 10th, at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center in NYC. Longleash will perform the newly published Music for Egon Schiele suite, giving this beautiful music new life for a new ensemble on its 20th anniversary. Grimes will join the trio for arrangements of pieces from her 2015 album “The Clearing” (Temporary Residence) and the world premiere of her two-piano work “And Today Was Her Birthday.” – More info and tickets can be found here
Great preview in the NY Times here.
Rachel contributed piano parts to three tracks on Joan Shelley’s record: Over and Even (No Quarter).
Click here to listen to Longleash performing new works recently at Sisters of Loretto, Nerinx, KY.
Click here to watch “The Air”
Click here to listen to Rachel & ensemble perform live on WNYC Soundcheck. Set list: The Herald, Further Foundation, A Suite of Airs
Rachel & ensemble (Christian Frederickson, Jacob Duncan & Scott Moore) perform live on WUOL Classical 90.5’s Members Only series. Click here to watch video footage of their in-studio.
First live collaboration at Substrata in Seattle, July 18, 2015.
Wax has arrived at Temporary Residence! Click here to order your copy~
We are excited to announce The Clearing has been selected by A.V. Club and Uncut Magazine as one of the best albums of 2015 so far.
Click here to read /listen.
“There were moments of The Clearing when my memories drifted toward Philip Glass and Michael Nyman, spiritual jazz and soundtrack music, Radiohead’s “Amnesiac,” Ryuichi Sakamoto’s collaborations with Fennesz and Alva Noto. The Clearing is a study in contrast—majestic and radiant one moment, ominous and weary the next. There’s a feeling of presence and possibility throughout, as Grimes’s sonorous piano seems to dissolve into something sublime and vaporous, a reminder that there are always greater forces at play.” – Hua Hsu for The New Yorker