Rachel Grimes – The Clearing

Rachel Grimes

Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky – most renowned for her work in Rachel’s, the groundbreaking chamber-rock ensemble that introduced an entire generation of underground rock fans to the unexpected similarities and appeal of neoclassical music. Grimes has toured the world as a solo pianist, and as a collaborator with chamber ensembles such as Portland Cello Project, astrïd, Cicada, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta trio, and Orchestra Kandinskij. Unhurried, at times fleeting, and stretching into the sky, The Clearing is a winding path of transient moments exploring personal memory, relationships, and mystery from a deeply internal place. The music is a wide spectrum of textures in strings, harp, piano, woodwinds, and percussion. Featuring an ensemble that includes Scott Morgan (LOSCIL), Scott Moore, Kyle Crabtree (Shipping News), Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Jacob Duncan (Liberation Prophecy), and Helen Money, The Clearing reveals a broad new chapter for Rachel Grimes.

LOSCIL (Scott Morgan)
Processing and sound design (1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11)

VIOLIN
Jane Halliday (7, 8, 10)
Scott Moore (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10)
Adriane Tilanus (2)

VIOLA
Christian Frederickson (8)
David Marks (2)
Melinda Odle (7, 10)

CELLO
Wendy Doyle (7, 8, 10)
Örs Köszeghy (2)
Helen Money (4)

BASS
Aaron May (7, 8, 10)

HARP
Lisa Spurlock Gilmore (7, 8, 10)

PIANO
Rachel Grimes (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

OBOE
Jennifer Potochnic (7, 8, 10)

SAXOPHONE + CLARINET
Jacob Duncan (4, 7, 8, 10)

PERCUSSION
Kyle Crabtree (7)

All music written by Rachel Grimes
c 2015 Mossgrove Music – BMI

rachelgrimespiano.com

Recorded in:
Louisville, Kentucky at La La Land with Kevin Ratterman (1,2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10)
Louisville, Kentucky live at the Green Building with Brian Payne (4)
Antwerp, Belgium at deSingel International Arts Campus with Michael W. Huon (6, 9, 10, 11)
Amsterdam, Netherlands with Dick Scheepbouwer and Rimmert van Lummel (2)
Louisville, Kentucky on Douglas Blvd. (9)
Locust, Kentucky (3, 5, 9, 10)

Mixed with Kevin Ratterman at La La Land

Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service, Chicago, Illinois

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