Passages Through Time

The Music Of Rain Worthington

Rain Worthington composer

Release Date: March 11, 2022
Catalog #: NV6398
Format: Digital
21st Century
Chamber
Orchestral
Cello
Orchestra
Violin

In PASSAGES THROUGH TIME, composer Rain Worthington explores the mystery of instrumental music’s ability to communicate the universality of human experiences. She invites the listener into the realm of the nonverbal to reveal our primal commonality, directly touching the heart and soul with music that is delicate and subtle, yet powerful and transporting. Worthington’s music has been hailed as “a fusion of styles—ancient, medieval modality and sonorities, modernist minimalist ostinato, and classical” (IAWM Journal). Embark on a journey through the currents of Worthington’s musical streams and the emotional forces that drive her unique voice.

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Track Listing & Credits

# Title Composer Performer
01 Full Circle Rain Worthington Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra | Petr Vronský, conductor; Petr Nouzovský, cello 10:46
02 Night Stream Rain Worthington Antonín Hradil, violin; Jakab Látal, violin 4:17
03 Within Deep Currents Rain Worthington Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra | Stanislav Vavřínek, conductor 6:25
04 Balancing on the Edge of Shadows Rain Worthington Audrey Wright, violin; Yundu Wang, piano 5:32
05 Shadows of the Wind Rain Worthington Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra | Stanislav Vavřínek, conductor; Ivo Fišer, cello 12:30
06 Resolves Rain Worthington Carmine Miranda, cello 4:59
07 Dreaming through Fog Rain Worthington Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra | Stanislav Vavřínek, conductor 11:34
08 In Passages Rain Worthington Croatian Chamber Orchestra | Miran Vaupotić, conductor; Mojca Ramušćak, violin 10:12

Full Circle
Recorded September 11, 2018 at Reduta Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic
Session Producer Vít Mužík
Co-Producer Bob Lord
Session Engineer Aleš Dvořák
Assistant Engineer Maroš Hlatký
Editing & Mixing Lucas Paquette, Shaun Michaud
Recording Sessions Assistant Emma Terrell

Night Stream
Recorded June 26, 2013 at Reduta Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic
Session Producer Richard Mlynář
Session Engineer Zdeněk Slavotínek
Editing & Mixing Shaun Michaud, Andy Happel

Within Deep Currents
Recorded June 4, 2020 at Dům Kultury města Ostravy
(The Ostrava House of Culture) in Ostrava, Czech Republic
Session Producer Jan Košulič
Session Engineer Jana Jelínková
Editing & Mixing Lucas Paquette

Balancing on the Edge of Shadows
Recorded May 25, 2021 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore MD
Session Producers Antonino d’Urzo, Kenneth Slowik
Session Engineer Antonino d’Urzo

Shadows of the Wind
Recorded October 15, 2019 at Dům Kultury města Ostravy
(The Ostrava House of Culture) in Ostrava, Czech Republic
Session Producer Jan Košulič
Session Engineer Aleš Dvořák
Assistant Session Engineer Maroš Hlatký
Editing & Mixing Lucas Paquette

Resolves
Private studio recording provided by Carmine Miranda

Dreaming Through Fog
Recorded May 29, 2021 at Dům Kultury města Ostravy (The Ostrava House of Culture), Ostrava, Czech Republic
Session Producer Jan Košulič
Session Engineer Pavel Kunčar
Production Assistant Martina Watzková
Editing Lucas Paquette, Jacob Steignart
Mixing Lucas Paquette, Levi Brown

In Passages
Recorded October 15, 2017 at Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, Croatia
Session Producer Krešimir Seletković
Co-producer Bob Lord
Session Engineer Davor Rocco
Assistant Engineers Damir Ključarić, Deni Ključarić
Recording Sessions Assistant Emma Terrell
Editing & Mixing Shaun Michaud, Lucas Paquette

Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw
A&R Director Brandon MacNeil
A&R Chris Robinson

VP of Production Jan Košulič
Production Director Levi Brown
Audio Director Lucas Paquette
Mastering Melanie Montgomery

VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell
Art Director Ryan Harrison
Design Edward A. Fleming
Publicity Patrick Niland, Aidan Curran
Content Manager Sara Warner

Artist Information

Rain Worthington

Rain Worthington

Composer

Uniquely among classical composers Rain Worthington discovered her voice as a composer and learned her art autodidactically. She began intuitively composing works for solo piano and performing them from memory. Later she taught herself musical notation and compositional forms. Her writing has been described in the IAWM Journal as “a fusion of styles—ancient, medieval modality and sonorities, modernist minimalist ostinato, and classical approaches to basic ideas—to capture components of the human experience.”

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Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestra

The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the foremost and oldest symphony orchestras in the Czech Republic. It is based in the historical capital of Moravia, the city of Olomouc, and has been a leader of music activities in the region for the past 70 years. Its artistic development was directly influenced by distinguished figures from the Czech and international music scene.

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Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava

Orchestra

The Janáček Philharmonic is a world-class symphony orchestra based in Ostrava, Czech Republic and an emerging figure on the international performance scene. With over 100 top-level musicians, the orchestra aims to introduce unique, quality repertoire while showcasing their own recognizable sound.

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Audrey Wright

Audrey Wright

Violinist

Violinist Audrey Wright is a multifaceted artist across solo and chamber music, as well as orchestral realms. She is Associate Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, has performed across the globe in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, and the Vatican, and has soloed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, and Cape Symphony Orchestra. With a passion for innovative programming and juxtaposing a wide range of musical styles, her repertoire spans the early 17th century to modern day and her performing experience includes the full spectrum of these musical styles, from period performance practice to the premiering of new and personally-commissioned works.

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Carmine Miranda

Cellist

Born in Valencia, Venezuela in 1988 to Italian immigrants and moving to the United States at an early age, Carmine Miranda is an American cellist, international soloist, and recording artist. Carmine attended the University Of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he obtained a Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees. His performances and recordings have appeared in radio and TV stations all over the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

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Miran Vaupotić

Conductor

Acclaimed as "dynamic and knowledgeable" by the Buenos Aires Herald, Croatian conductor Miran Vaupotić has worked with eminent orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Argentina and others, performing in major halls around the globe, such as Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Berliner Philharmonie, Rudolfinum, Smetana Hall, Victoria Hall, Forbidden City Concert Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Tchaikovsky Hall, International House of Music, CBC Glenn Gould Studio etc.

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Notes

In this album, Worthington explores the mystery of instrumental music’s ability to communicate the universality of emotional experiences. She invites the listener into the realm of the nonverbal to reveal the primal commonality of our experiences of life, thus directly touching the heart and soul with music that is delicate and subtle, yet powerful and transporting. Embark on a journey through the currents of Worthington’s musical streams and the emotional forces that drive her unique voice.

Full Circle is a contemplation of the cycles of emotion that emerge and recede throughout life. My intention is a shifting of perceptions as the soloist emerges from the orchestra, in much the way that intense feelings rise from the unconscious, giving voice to emotional currents, and then recede into the subliminal – like a figure becoming discernible as it emerges from a mist, then recedes, blending again into the atmosphere.

— Rain Worthington

Reflecting on the flow of life and time, imagined impressionistically as lights streaming across a rain-streaked window on a late night taxi ride through city streets.

— Rain Worthington

Within Deep Currents conveys some of the feelings I have had during this epic time of a global pandemic – a sense of immersion within a flow of time and a feeling of being slowly pulled along by underlying currents, as dynamic forces exert their influences through an interplay of divergent energies.

— Rain Worthington

The times in which I live always seep into the music, so I write from those emotions, rather than conceptually. As I began writing this piece and followed the journey into the music, it took on a life of its own within the emotional logic of the music. It evolved to be quite beautiful, mysterious, with delicate subtlety. There is also an element of suspense, as if balancing on an edge between dark and light – aware of an ominous potential of darkness.

— Rain Worthington

This work was inspired by an approaching storm in the night which filled the walls with shifting shadow patterns cast by windswept branches and leaves.

— Rain Worthington

Finding a sense of acceptance and inner strength – a reaffirmation of emotional resolves in life.

— Rain Worthington

Composed during the time of the global 2020 coronavirus pandemic as a reflection on the seeming warping of time – with a continuous undercurrent of tragedy and uncertainty, mixed with cycles of waiting and moments of hope, the world seemed to blur through a dream fog of emotional responses, creative impulses, and indistinguishable days. The music exerts a subtle pull of being drawn further, as through a tunnel, while sounds of the external world filter in as delicately disjointed echoes and reverberating rhythms.

— Rain Worthington

In Passages for violin soloist and string orchestra is a reflection on the passages of emotion — that ebb and flow of the feelings that continually emerge and recede repeatedly throughout life.

The music is written to balance the interplay between the soloist and the orchestra, rather than the traditional role of the soloist being in the forefront. The soloist should seem to emerge from the orchestra in much the way that intense feelings seem to surface from the unconscious, giving voice to our inner emotional currents, and then recede back into the chorus of the subliminal.

— Rain Worthington