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Rain Worthington has a distinctly unique voice within the field of contemporary music. As critic, Kyle Gann noted in Chamber Music magazine, her musicRead More...
“…take(s) ideas of American musical style to a new place – like a walk in a familiar, yet very different park... And isn't afraid to come up with its own startling conclusions.”
Using the palette of chamber and orchestra instrumentations, Rain Worthington’s work touches the human heart with emotionally evocative music that is nuanced, delicate, powerful and transporting.
Rain Worthington’s music has been heard in New York City loft concerts, performance spaces and dance clubs, to orchestra recordings in Europe and chamber concerts in India. World music, romanticism and minimalism have influenced her compositional style.
Rain’s compositions for orchestra have been recorded for Masterworks of the New Era and Made in the Americas ERMMedia CD series with Conductor, Robert Ian Winstin, and premiered by the Orchestra of the SEM Ensemble with Conductor, Petr Kotik. Pianist, Max Lifchitz, has recorded her piano music for North/South Recordings. A new orchestra work, Tracing a Dream, was recorded by the Moscow Philharmonic with Conductor, Ovidiu Marinescu and is scheduled for 2011 release on PARMA Recordings.
Rain’s music has been the subject of feature articles by music journalists, Kyle Gann and Joseph Dalton. Her music has been recently performed by Zeitgeist, Englewinds, Ricochet Duo and featured on radio broadcasts internationally.
She has been awarded grants from Meet The Composer, ASCAP, the American Music Center, American Composers Forum, and commissioned by Englewinds. Her orchestra piece, Shredding Glass, was entered by ERMMedia for 2009 Grammy consideration.