Classical Pianist ReWired...
As a classically trained pianist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music educator, Kathy Raimey produces music that doesn't easily fit into one particular category. Possible descriptions might include; "ambient reflective electronica", "organic melodic new age", "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 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 may be read in the review section at www.kathyraimey.com, and at www.zonemusicreporter.com.
"It Is Always Now" ranked at number 47 in "ZoneMusicReporter's" Top 50 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 North Carolina, Kathy works as a composer, producer, musician, and educator.
Credits include promo/commercial cues at “the CW” TV network, and, Music Choice, "Soundscapes" Cable TV channel.
Kathy Raimey’s CDs may be purchased at CD Baby and Amazon CD. Digital downloads are available at iTunes, Amazon mp3, and similar sites.