Rachel’s new song cycle, “The Way Forth” featuring Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg will debut at Big Ears next March. Tickets and info can be found at: www.bigearsfestival.com
Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records will release a vinyl debut of Rachel’s full-length album systems/layers. Originally released as a CD only in 2003, this double vinyl LP also includes the vinyl debut of Rachel’s 2005 EP, Technology Is Killing Music. This is a limited pressing so reserve your copies now- pre-order here til October 2!
Click here to listen to the full performance of Rachel and Longleash at Ecstatic Music Festival. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Rachel’s album “Music for Egon Schiele,” listen to Grimes’ newly published suite, performed by the piano trio Longleash. There’s also music by Grimes from her 2015 album “The Clearing,” along with the world premiere of her two-piano work “And Today Was Her Birthday,” all recorded live at Merkin Hall as part of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.
Congrats to Jack Chuter on his book publishing! Read Rachel’s conversations with Jack on the subject of post-rock in Storm Static Sleep : A Pathway Thru Post-Rock. Info can be found here.
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