Kathy Raimey is in the studio working on her 4th CD which is is targeted for a 2015 Spring release. We'll keep you posted - so please come back to check for further updates at her website at http://www.kathyraimey.com.
Kathy Raimey's track, "Sustainable Space Two" from her album "It Is Always Now" was featured in the iTunes "Sequences Electronic Music Podcast #30, Special Ladies Edition - August 2013
Breaking News, "Still Moving" has been nominated for "Best Electronic Album" at ZMR Lifestyle Music Awards, February 12, 2012
"Still Moving" has placed in the Top Ten at ZoneMusicReporter for a third month in a row. January, 2012.
.January 12, 2012
"Still Moving" has made it into the Top 100 for 2011 at #55 at ZoneMusicReporter!
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BREAKING NEWS...December 2012
"Still Moving", Kathy Raimey's latest CD was released October 11, 2011. It entered the New Age/Ambient/World Top 100 at #21 in October, and jumped to #7 in November!
Kathy Raimey - Composer, Artist, Producer.
"Classical Pianist ReWired..."
As a classically trained pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, Kathy Raimey produces music that doesn't easily fit into just one category. Possible descriptions might include "ambient reflective new age", "organic electroacoustic experimental", or "music for film", or depending on what day it is...all, some, or none of the above!
There is one constant woven throughout all the music, however, and that is the underlying thread of Kathy's interest in exploring music's effect as an agent of healing, and the power of the creative process as manifested through improvisation.
At the age of 13, she began playing as a church organist, and has worked as a music educator and musician in various locations including Cincinnati, Ohio; Vienna, Austria; Atlanta, Georgia; and Raleigh, NC.
Holding degrees in Piano Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Furman University, in addition to further study in Vienna, Austria, Kathy's main teachers included; Maria Regina Seidlhofer, David Bar-Illan, Jeanne Kirstein, Ruby Morgan, and John Noel Roberts. Additionally, she studied with chamber ensemble coach, Lee Fizer, of the LaSalle Quartet, and jazz pianist, Ted Howe.
As Director of Music at Midtown Spiritual Community in Atlanta from July 2001 to April 2004, Kathy attracted a loyal following of listeners with her live improvisations of contemplative music for meditation.
Kathy Raimey's latest release, "Still Moving", was released October 11, 2011. It is an eclectic tapestry of ambient texture, melodic reflection, birdsong, and genre bending rhythmic motion. Collaborative artist and writer, Jan Pulsford, appears on three of the tracks, along with the mockingbird who sang outside her window. It reached the Top 10 in November at #7, and has received great feedback within the ambient electronic music world.
Kathy Raimey's 2007 CD release, "It Is Always Now", chosen as an Editor's Pick in the New Age: Progressive Alternative category at CD Baby has received great reviews from New Age Reporter's Bill Binkelman and RJ Lannan.
"Delightfully different...Raimey expertly merges her electronica/ambient side with her softly melancholic New Age side... solidly recommended." - Bill Binkelman.
"Kathy Raimey offers not just a solo piano album, but a recording filled with ambient tracks that include electronica, voices and ethnic instruments. Put it all together and you get a sound that is out of the ordinary, inspiring and very entertaining. "It is Always Now" has music that is quietly beautiful, soulful and always emotional." - RJ Lannan.
Complete reviews for "It is Always Now", may be read at www.kathyraimey.com, or, www.zonemusicreporter
"It Is Always Now" ranked at number 47 in "New Age Reporter's" Top 100 Airplay for 2008. It charted for six months, peaking at number 11 in April.
Additionally, it hit the number 1 spot at Music Choice' "Soundscapes" TV in June and August, and ranked in its top ten for six months.
Kathy's 2001 EP, "Flowers of Fire", a suite of five meditative piano improvisations, received critical acclaim and continues to receive airplay in 2008. It is used in massage therapy sessions, yoga classes, meditation rooms, and, just for the sheer relaxation it evokes.
Currently based in Raleigh, NC, Kathy works as a composer, artist, and producer at Spiral Soundcase Music.
Credits include promo/commercial cues at “the CW” TV network, and, Music Choice, "Soundscapes" Cable TV channel.
Kathy Raimey’s physical CDs may be purchased at CD Baby, and Amazon.
Digital downloads are available at iTunes, Amazon mp3, Napster, and similar sites.
For more details please visit www.kathyraimey.com.
Kathy Raimey’s tracks