County: Yakima County
Grants for Artists' Progress (GAP) 2023
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Composer Randy Hathaway was raised in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and born in Yakima, Washington. His composition Indian Summer, from the Autumn suite, will be featured in the upcoming film Ingress by award-winning screenwriter Rachel Noll James. Randy’s music has also aired numerous times on radio programs across the US, Canada and the UK as well as concertized in the US, Canada, Sweden and Japan.
Within Randy’s compositions, the inherent sceneries of North America speak clearly through his use of tonality, while musical languages of European and Latin origins are respectfully echoed. Editor Jesse Paliotto of The Guitar Journal compared Randy’s compositions to the paintings of Winslow Homer and also quoted, “Like someone who speaks quietly and chooses their words carefully – you can’t help but lean forward and hang on every sentence.”
Classical Guitar has been at the heart of Randy’s compositions where he has paired it with Voice, Flute, Viola and English Horn. However, recent endeavors have included a Choral work (a cappella), String Quartet and Piano solo. Along with composing, Randy has been a performer, arranger, teacher, producer, director of a music school and a charity concert series. He has even enjoyed co-hosting a two-part radio program focused on some of his favorite 20th-century American composers. Randy attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle WA where he holds a BM in performance.