Rain Worthington’s Hourglass. Nataliya Medvedovskaya, Pianist.
Nataliya Medvedovskaya plays “Hourglass” by Rain Worthington. This deeply emotional composition expresses how the shifting sands of an hourglass resemble the delicacy and variable passage of time itself.
Rain Worthington has a distinctly unique voice within the field of contemporary music. As critic, Kyle Gann noted in Chamber Music magazine, her music “…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.” Rain Worthington’s work touches the human heart with emotionally evocative music that is nuanced, delicate, powerful and transporting. Rain’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. Zeitgeist, Englewinds, Double-Entendre, Ricochet Duo and Max Lifchitz have recently premiered her compositions. World music, romanticism and minimalism have influenced her compositional style. Her orchestral compositions are released on ERMMedia and PARMA/Navona Recordings, and her piano music is released on North/South Recordings.