Rachel Portman, the Wise Music Classical, Academy Award-winning composer, has released her instrumental album ask the river, specially composed for piano, violin and cello. Portman’s music has been deeply inspired by the natural world for many years. In ask the river, each composition was further inspired by the human experience and earth. From the innocent solo passage in “childhood” and the exhilarating freedom of the duet in “flight,” to the babbling quartet in “ask the river,” Portman imbues personality and life to fleeting emotional moments, and the elemental energy that is all around us.
The album’s opening composition, “leaves and trees,” was originally released as a single on March 6, 2020.