ANNE RAINWATER, PIANO
Anne Rainwater is a pianist, curator and educational artist based in the Bay Area, California. Recognized for her “boldly assertive rhetoric” (San Francisco Examiner), she performs a wide variety of contemporary music and also specializes in the works of J.S. Bach. Anne has released two solo albums – J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations (2018) and the electronic album Anywhere But Here (2020), which features the music of Jude Traxler. She curates a monthly recital series which brings local artists and enthustiastic audience members together in an intimate setting. Anne is also working on her first book, which is an exploration of the internal and external ecosystems that contribute to the understanding, practicing, and performing of music.
When not at the piano or writing, Anne can usually be found running long distances, reading, or obsessively watching baseball. She believes strongly in the importance of using art to help and heal the Earth, and as such, is part of Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donate a percentage of their concert fees to organizations they care deeply about. Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss potential lessons, musical collaboration, or anything else.
My work explores hidden and overt moments of musical joy and expression. I enjoy probing the boundaries of time, speed and density as it reflects our frenetic 21st-century experiences and sensibilities. I tend towards works that contain movement, electronics, vocalization, and extended pianistic techniques, and I particularly delight in exploring dense sound textures and counterpoint in contemporary and Baroque works. In my writing and teaching, I aim to foster a profound understanding of a work’s structure, patterns, and expressive trajectory. As a performer, I hope to guide audiences towards a deeper, collective experience that is present from moments of spacious introspection to outward energy.
My Goldberg Variations CD is now available.
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Released in 2018.
My solo electronic album, Anywhere But Here,
featuring the music of Jude Traxler, is up on Bandcamp.
Released in 2020.