Rachel Grimes at Green Building and Big Ears

rachel at theater de NWE Vorst

This week you’ll have two opportunities to hear Rachel Grimes play. The first is on Thursday at the Green Building (Doors open at 7pm. Limited tickets available at Guestroom Records), where she’ll play with saxophonist Jacob Duncan and cellist Helen Money, and share the bill with another Louisvillian Cheyenne Mize, and with vocalist Susanna.

For the second concert, you have to drive to Knoxville, Tennessee for the 2014 Big Ears Festival. There she’ll reprise her performance with Duncan and Money, and be part of a lineup that includes Steve Reich, So Percussion, Jonny Greenwood (composer of scores to There Will Be Blood) and more.

(Photo above by William van der Voort from her De NWE Vorst concert)

Mossgrove/Bed of Moss

The final film in a series featuring the music of Rachel Grimes takes us back to Kurtis Hough’s work.

Our Day

The second installment of films featuring the music of Rachel Grimes comes in this charming home movie, Our Day (1938) chronicling the life of a Lebanon, Kentucky family. The film with music was first presented with music as part of Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives.

Bed of Moss

Watch this space all week for films that have either used Rachel Grimes music or in which she has provided the score. We’ll start with Bed of Moss by Kurtis Hough.

Featured Album: Compound Leaves

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Rachel Grimes’ newest release, Compound Leaves, re-imagines five songs from Book of Leaves with strings, and presents three songs originally for piano as string-only works. Rachel previewed Compound Leaves on Lunchtime Classics (below) in January.