Randy Raine-Reusch is a Canadian composer, performer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist specializing in wind and string instruments from around the world, particularly those from East and Southeast Asia.
Raine-Reusch studied at the Creative Music Studio in the 1970s with artists such as Frederic Rzewski, Jack Dejohnette, and Karl Berger, before going overseas to study with master musicians in Australia, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, and the Philippines, as well as with "National Treasures" in South Korea and Japan.
With a collection of approximately 1000 instruments, Raine-Reusch is proficient on many, including the Chinese guzheng, bawu, and xun; the Japanese shō and ichigenkin; the Korean kayagum; the Thai khaen; the Australian didjeridu; and the Appalachian dulcimer.
Raine-Reusch has recorded with Pauline Oliveros, Aerosmith, The Cranberries, Yes, Raffi, and Henry Kaiser as well with as his own intercultural quartet, ASZA. He has performed with a wide range of artists including: Aerosmith, Robert Dick, Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, Sainkho Namtchylak, Pauline Oliveros, and Trichy Sankaran. He also performs in a duo with his wife, the Chinese zheng virtuoso and scholar Mei Han.
He was the co-founder of the Rainforest World Music Festival held in Malaysia. He returned in 1998 as the Artistic Director and Consultant for the both the Rainforest World Music Festival held just outside of Kuching, Malaysia, and the Miri International Jazz Festival in Miri, Malaysia, re-branded in 2010 as Borneo Jazz. Both festivals are overseen by the Sarawak Tourist Board. He has worked as a consultant for the Korean Arts Management Service, the Sarawak Tourist Board, and other governmental agencies internationally.
He was the former Director of Acquisitions for the Musical Instrument Museum, which opened in early 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. Raine-Reusch is an affiliate of the Canadian Music Centre, a member of the Canadian League of Composers and a former Board Member of the Canadian New Music Network.
- 1 Discography
- 1.1 With Deep Listening Band, and Joe McPhee
- 1.2 With Henry Kaiser, and Torsten Mueller
- 1.3 With Stuart Dempster, Jon Gibson, Jin Hi Kim, William O. Smith (Bill Smith), Barry Truax
- 1.4 With Mei Han
- 1.5 With Yes
- 1.6 With Barry Guy, Robert Dick
- 1.7 With Pauline Oliveros
- 1.8 With The Cranberries
- 1.9 With Raffi
- 1.10 With Aerosmith
- 2 Books
- 3 External links
With Deep Listening Band, and Joe McPhee
- 2013 - Looking Back
With Henry Kaiser, and Torsten Mueller
- 2012 - Kamüra
With Stuart Dempster, Jon Gibson, Jin Hi Kim, William O. Smith (Bill Smith), Barry Truax
- 2005 - Bamboo, Silk & Stone
- 2001 - Distant Wind: New Direction For Chinese Zheng
- 1999 - The Ladder
With Barry Guy, Robert Dick
- 1999 - Gudira
With Pauline Oliveros
- 1998 - In the Shadow of the Phoenix
With The Cranberries
- 1996 - To the Faithful Departed
- 1994 - Bananaphone
- 1989 - Pump
- Play the World - a 101 World Instrument Primer, Mel Bay Productions