MP3 Kathy Raimey - Flowers of Fire
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Kurz-Beschreibung von CDbaby: Rich stream-of-consciousness piano improvisation accompanied by the continuous sound of ocean surf - perfect for quiet times, healing work, or meditation.
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"Flowers of Fire" is a rich stream-of-consciousness journey into a world of soothing contemplative comfort, featuring melodious free-flowing piano accompanied by the sound of ocean surf and subtle instrumental voices - a perfect companion for quiet times, meditation or massage.
Kathy Raimey’s EP length debut CD, has received international airplay in Japan, Romania and Canada, and numerous radio stations in the U.S. from Alaska to New York City have added it to their playlists. A sampling of these include:
LOVE FM - Fukuoka, JAPAN
CHGA - Maniwaki, Quebec, CANADA
Radio ARAD - Arad, ROMANIA
KEUL - Girdwood, Alaska
KTEP - El Paso, Texas
KUMD - Duluth, Minnesota
WAWL - Chattanooga, Tennessee
WBAI - New York, NY
WDBX - Carbondale, Illinois
WDPS - Dayton, Ohio
WKNH - Keene, New Hampshire
WXPR - Rhinelander, Wisconsin
WMBR - Cambridge, Massachusetts
WSIA - Staten Island, NY
WZBC - Boston, Massachusetts
Richard Fuller, Senior Editor of "Metaphysical Reviews", writes:
"Artist, composer and pianist Kathy Raimey offers us the means to find healing and bliss in her wonderful new CD, "Flowers of Fire". This inspired album can easily be at the top of your stack in these times of stress and anxiety.
Each of the five original compositions are soothing and meditative and each will transport the listener to a better place---found only in your heart. Kathy plays these delightful piano improvisations as if they were dedicated to you; for your time of need or solitude.
If "Flowers of Fire" could be transformed into three dimensions, you would be surrounded by flowers in a field on a late spring day, the sun shining brightly and the breeze murmuring gently. Or perhaps walking on the sandy shore of an azure lake, with the waves gently lapping at your toes, caressing them with warmth and well-being.
This reviewer found a glorious sense of peace thanks to the transforming quality of "Flowers of Fire". In only a few minutes, I felt calmer and that sense continued to serenity. In short, I was able to leave the world of hurry and haste and enter a world of soft and gentle.
If you want to refocus to a healing, pensive state, this reviewer heartily recommends "Flowers of Fire". Kathy Raimey plays from her heart and you’ll know it from the first five notes of her music!"
Kathryn Sargent, Music Reviewer of the "Aquarius Times", writes,
"Imagine walking along the beach in the early morning, listening to the quiet hiss of gentle waves, feeling the sand give under your bare feet, and noticing the soft, pastel colors around you. This is the gentle, reflective quality you will find in Kathy Raimey’s debut CD, "Flowers of Fire." Her soft piano improvisations were conceived in the early hours of each morning when she was "still close to the dream state," and the music is perfect for that time of day, or for meditation or healing work. The sound of ocean waves provides the background for the pensive, heartfelt melodies that soothe and comfort the listener.
"Flowers of Fire", with its beautiful cover art, also by Kathy Raimey, will only be found in a few local stores and on Raimey’s website, https://www.tradebit.com as she is a local, independent artist who is not yet represented by a distributor. It’s worth the effort to seek it out!"
Aquarius Metaphysical Newspaper Article:
World & New Age Music Reviews
Volume 9, No. 3 - August 2001
Kathy’s Comments on the Creative Process behind "Flowers of Fire"
"Each piece on this collection began as an artistic exercise in freedom. Early in the morning while still close to the dream state, I often go to the studio and play. I record each session and through the years have acquired a sizable collection, which I refer to as my improv diary.
These particular improvisations were created during a time period in which I was healing from my mother’s passing. I chose five that stood out on their own, yet worked together as a suite. Later, I added extra voices, ocean surf and titles. My intention was to create music that promotes healing on many different levels and is appropriate for quiet times, massage and relaxing."
The Cover Art and General Thoughts
Improvisation is a vital part of Kathy’s music and visual art. Her award-winning watercolor, "Improvisation", is the featured cover art for her CD. She writes:
"Essential to all of us, improvisation is as natural as breathing. It is unedited body-soul-and-brain-storming freedom. In its commitment to move forward, it is fearless, bold and opens doors to inner rooms we never noticed. There is no right or wrong - but only the moment. Improvisation in music, dance, art, poetry, or just plain living, is the art of the moment. It reminds us that it is always now."
About Kathy Raimey
Kathy has been making music since early childhood, and her compositions encompass a variety of formats and styles including works for solo piano, video soundtrack, choral music, electroacoustic music, an odd assortment of unclassifiable work, and singer/songwriter material.
Former Director of Music at Midtown Spiritual Community in Atlanta, Georgia, she has relocated to the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina and is working on her second CD.
She holds degrees in Piano Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and Furman University; and went on to pursue further study in Vienna, Austria. Her teachers have included Ted Howe, Regina Seidlhofer, David Bar-Illan, Jeanne Kirstein, Ruby Morgan, and John Roberts. Her mother, the late Lee Raimey Gleim, was her very first teacher to whom this CD is dedicated.
Most recently inspired by composer Pauline Oliveros and her Deep Listening techniques (https://www.tradebit.com), Kathy’s interest in improvisation began at an early age and continues to play a vital role in her music and visual art.
Kathy is working on her second CD - a multi-faceted tapestry of moods and colors. Watch for it!
"Flowers of Fire" is also available at the following Independent Atlanta Stores
Charis Books and More - Little Five Points
Corner CD - Virginia Highlands
Crystal Blue - Little Five Points
The Holistic Health Center - Decatur
Hoot Owl Attic - Sandy Springs
Midtown Spiritual Community Bookstore - Midtown
The Phoenix & Dragon - Sandy Springs
Winds of Change - Chamblee
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