An abundant harvest of garlic. Hmm, a marketing niche… “composer-grown organic garlic”?! (& basil too, so gearing into pesto-making mode!)… & waiting to hear more dates & details for some upcoming premieres!
A wonderful new review of Dream Vapors by Jack Sullivan in the July/August issue of American Record Guide is beautifully written and includes these powerful lines as a quote from poet, Theodore Roethke.
There is a deep interiority to this music, which seems directly in touch with a private dreamworld
that the composer makes universal. ‘Tracing a Dream’, which flies into the listener’s imagination like
a dark bird, reminds me of the poet Theodore Roethke’s ‘Night Crow: “Over the gulfs of dream/Flew
a tremendous bird/Further and further away/ Into a moonless black/ Deep in the brain, far back.”
I am pleased to share this special post on PARMA Recordings Blog about the story of connection between my Dream Vapors orchestral album and my artist’s proceeds give back to Alzheimer’s research. I am hoping that every little bit counts.
What a terrific premiere performance of “Tracing a Dream” (start time 5:55) by the Missouri State University Symphony, conducted by Dr. Christopher Kelts. Thanks so much. I’m excitedly looking forward to being there at the MSU Festival for the repeat performance on March 1st.
I did a Composer on Fire podcast with Garrett Hope that I think came out nicely.
Hope you enjoy it.
Garrett’s mission is to give composers, conductors, and innovative thinkers in the new music field, some opportunities to share insights into the career of music, with the hope that it will be helpful to other composers, students, musicians, etc.
(Also, posting it on the chance that it might be of some interest in terms of sharing it with students.)
Always nice to get feedback. Thanks for listening!
Dear Grego Applegate Edwards,
My sources of inspiration are so directly rooted in emotions and my processing and translating life experiences, that it is always my hope that the music can, in turn, resonate with listeners in personal ways. Thank you so much for your thoughtful listening, for your openness, and for this wonderful understanding of my music.
Most appreciatively, Rain Worthington
I’m so excited to announce two career milestones coming in early 2016.
The release of my debut solo orchestral CD, DREAM VAPORS, February 12, 2016 on Navona Records and the March 1, 2016 premiere performance of Tracing a Dream – for orchestra, at the Missouri State University Composition Festival in Springfield, MO.
Where would composers be without the skilled mastery of musicians?
From Iceland to Italy,
California to Virginia to New Hampshire…
Thanks to these wonderfully gifted musicians for their exquisite performances of my music in 2015
I am so grateful for their skill and artistry!
Eva Ingolf, violin, PARMA Music Festival, Circuit Bridges, Vox Novus Festival; Miolina: Mioi Takeda & Lynn Bechtold, violins, Spectrum & Minding Your Business cable show; Ricochet Duo: Rose Chancler, piano & Jane Boxall, marimba, “Woodswoman Project,” Proctor’s Theater; Jane Boxall, solo marimba, “ControCanto: Gli Incontri con le Compositrici 2015”; 2Flutes: Pamela Sklar & Laura Falzon “Two Rivers” & “Woven”; Benedict Goodfriend, violin, Thursday Morning Music Club; Hayk Arsenyan, piano, Composer’s Voice; Janet Jacobson & Seina Shirakura, violins, Women Composers Festival of Hartford, and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky, Conductor.
Eva Ingolf Premieres Resonances at the PARMA Festival
Eva Ingolf performing violin solos, An Evening Indigo and Resonances at the PARMA Music Festival
PARMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: August 14-16
A weekend of music + a picturesque NE fishing town @PARMAmusicfest – A very cool event!
with fantastic musicians Eva Ingolf & Carmine Miranda & Vít Mužík & John Page & the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra & more! Kingsley Flood, Chris Klaxton Music, Ivonne K Paredes, Miss Fairchild
Kingsley Flood with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and violinist Eva Ingolf presented by the 2015 PARMA Music Festival
Sunday, August 16, 2015
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Purchase tickets for the main stage Sunday, August 16th concert at the Portsmouth Music Hall
Terrific orchestral recordings sessions with PARMA Recordings in Olomouc, Czech Republic. What a dynamite Production & Engineering session team! Now on to the 1st phase of audio edits.
A slow version of Night Stream performed beautifully and sensitively by violinists, Janet Jacobson & Seina Shirakura at the 2015 Festival of Women Composers Hartford.
The multimedia program includes stunning images by acclaimed Adirondack photographers Mark Bowie, Shaun Heffernan and Carl Heilman II alongside Adirondack-inspired music by Hilary Tann, Doug Opel, Bill Pfaff and Rain Worthington.
Followed by a post-concert reception to enjoy light refreshments with the President Stephen C. Ainlay, Mrs. Judith Gardner Ainlay and the musicians.
Purchase Tickets GE Theatre at Proctors 432 State Street Schenectady, NY 12305
Just wanted to share… a video poem for An Evening Indigo
An intriguing confluence of Eva Ingolf’s beautiful playing, Gunnbjorg Oladottir’s deep poetry and video imagery by Rakel Steinarsdottir for my solo violin piece An Evening Indigo.
Now released! Rain Worthington’s Night Stream and Rhythm Modes
on Navona’s ELEMENTS RISING CD
Navona Records’ latest offering of chamber music ELEMENTS RISING highlights contemporary composers who re-imagine the building blocks of music, such as melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, and timbre, in innovative ways, applying them to a number of duo and ensemble settings.
Night Stream has had a wonderful history of performances with a World Premiere at the 2014 PARMA Music Festival, a CT Premiere at the Festival of Women Composers in Hartford, and a NY Premiere by Miolina (Mioi Takeda and Lynn Bechtold).
Thanks to some awesome musicians for their beautiful performances of my music in 2014.