“My heart melts into rivers … into the infinite until it becomes pure tenderness. My heart, my infinite heart … it always loves.”
Born in East Berlin to actor Klaus-Peter Thiele and painter Rosemarie Rautenberg, music was the art form that became Valeska Rautenberg‘s true love leading to a career as an instrumentalist, singer, composer, producer, and teacher. That love comes through in the very personal music she has created for her new EP Into The Still White, the second in her Songs For Piano, Wind & Water series which she describes as “a collection of memories, favorite places, and forgotten tales wrapped in ambient soundscapes and minimalist piano music”.
“Sitting by the window, looking out at the rain, following a train of thought while having a cup of tea … serenity meets the sweet melancholy of a just-finished book, a deep sigh, the feeling of longing for a non-existent place … here’s the soundtrack to my current state of mind.” – Valeska Rautenberg
I had the privilege to premiere a track last April from the first volume entitled Veins and am very happy to premiere one from the new album today which is every bit as lovely. The song is called “Infinite” and features poignant words spoken from behind a veil of ambient textures as a prelude to a ravishing passage of solo piano. It is both a soothing and touching piece of music clearly offered from an open heart.
Into the Still White will be available in full on April 24. “Infinite” and the opening track entitled “Twilight” are currently available as singles.