Ecstatic Music Festival with Longleash

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.

The New Yorker debuts “The Clearing” full album stream

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

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