nF Presents: Lang/Rainwater Project

nF Presents: Lang/Rainwater Project

Program

for craig (were you the sonic boom) (2022, world premiere) – cory diane (they/them) (b.1987)

nowadays (2022, world premiere) – Dylan Hunter (b. 1986)

Fratres (1977) – Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

INTERMISSION

Between Breath (2021) – Scott Wollschleger (b. 1980)

All We Could See From the Windows was Water (2020) – Alex Temple (b. 1983)

Anything You Are Attached To, Give That (2016) – Jeremy Howard Beck (b. 1984)


Artist Bios

Originally from Long Island, trombonist William Lang is an active performer, improviser, and teacher based in New York City. He can be found playing in all settings and style, from the avant-garde and classical to Broadway and indie chamber pop. He has given his signature unaccompanied recitals throughout the United States, played concertos in both America and Europe, and has also recorded with such artists as Philip Glass, David Bryne, St. Vincent, and Jonsi (of Sigur Ros.) Intensely passionate for chamber music, he is a founding member of the groundbreaking ensemble loadbang (an original and unique group of musicians interested in cutting edge music,) as well as a member of groups such as the Lang/Rainwater Project, TILT Brass, SEM Ensemble, and So Wrong it’s Right. The New York Times has called his playing “fiercely, virtuosic” and the Boston Globe has hailed him for his “superb performance” in past solo works.

Bay Area, California-based pianist Anne Rainwater is a dexterous musician known for her vibrant interpretations of works from J.S. Bach to John Zorn. Recognized for her “boldly assertive rhetoric” (San Francisco Examiner) and “bright golden honeycomb for a brain” (Roy Doughty, poet), she appears as a soloist, chamber musician and lecture artist. Anne has performed in venues and festivals throughout the US and Europe, including the Donau Festival in Krems, Austria, Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany, the Kennedy Center, Princeton University, University of California San Diego, Louisiana State University, and Le Poisson Rouge, among others. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music. Anne curates a monthly musical gathering, founded in 2016, called the Vernon Salon Series, which is currently streaming online. She has released 2 solo albums – J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations (2018) and Anywhere But Here (2020), featuring electronic keyboard works by Jude Traxler. Anne is a 2019 recipient of an InterMusic SF Grant. She is working on her first book, which explores the internal and external ecosystems that contribute to the understanding, practicing, and performing of music. Highlights of the Spring 2022 season include a performance on Augusta, Georgia’s Tuesday’s Music Live series and master classes and recitals at Troy University and Tulane University. When not at the piano or writing, she is running long distances, reading, or obsessively watching baseball.

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