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“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
Rachel released the second single from her upcoming record, The Clearing (May 26, Temporary Residence). “The Air in Time” features Scott Moore on violin and sound art by LOSCIL. The “Airs” weave the larger pieces of the album together and reflect the natural elements of air and sky. Click here to listen to “The Air in Time”.
Rachel is excited to return to Big Ears 2015 joined by Jacob Duncan (saxophone) and Scott Moore (violin). The trio will perform compositions from Rachel’s upcoming release, The Clearing (May 26 Temporary Residence). 7:30 PM, Tennessee Theatre, opening for Kronos Quartet + Terry Riley + Wu Man. www.bigearsfestival.com
The Clearing is set for a May 26th release date on Temporary Residence Ltd., and features guests Loscil (aka Scott Morgan), Kyle Crabtree (Shipping News), Christian Frederickson (Rachel’s), Jacob Duncan (Liberation Prophecy), Amsterdam Sinfonietta Trio, and Helen Money. Pre-order here.
“Well, fans of Rachel’s rejoice: Pianist, composer, and founding member Rachel Grimes has released a track from her forthcoming solo album The Clearing. “The Herald” centers on Grimes’ slow-churning piano line, and reaches its climax during a blistering saxophone solo by Jacob Duncan of Liberation Prophecy.” – Stereogum
Premiere of the new commission “For the Next Time” for Portland Cello Project + other new arrangements. April 30th at Revolution Hall in Portland and May 2nd at Triple Door in Seattle. Visit tour page for ticket links and additional info
Click here to read “Last Things Last: A Profile of Rachel Grimes” by Justin Vellucci. Posted to Popdose, December 21st, 2014.