Mana Talks:
Rachel Grimes

February 11, 2016


Mana Talks: Rachel Grimes


Rachel Grimes will discuss the compositional process behind “Music for Egon Schiele” and will perform excerpts and themes from this suite for viola, cello, and piano. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of the album, she will share the newly published score along with the Rachel's album artwork and images from the Austrian painter that inspired this creation.

Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky. Widely known for her role in the ground-breaking chamber ensemble Rachel’s, (six albums on Quarterstick/Touch and Go), she has since toured the US, Europe and Asia as a solo pianist, and as a collaborator with various artists and chamber ensembles. She has performed at many diverse festivals including Substrata, All Tomorrow’s Parties, P Festival (Taiwan), CrossLinx (Netherlands), Approximation Festival (Germany) and Big Ears in Knoxville, TN. Releases include The Clearing (Temporary Residence), Book of Leaves, Marion County 1938, Compound Leaves and contributions to the albums of Watter, Christopher Tignor, Seluah, Nathan Salsburg, Joan Shelley, and the Frames. Collaborations include new work with SITI Company, Chris Wells, and Julia Kent with the artist Peter Liversidge. She is also a member of Louisville band King's Daughters & Sons (Chemikal Underground). She scores for film and multi-media installations and has licensed music to numerous film and TV works internationally. Currently in development are commissions for the Borusan Quartet with Ferhan and Ferzan Önder, and orchestrations of Book of Leaves for the Louisville Orchestra.

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Image: Album cover for Music for Egon Schiele, released by Rachel's in 1996