While Rachel Barton Pine is widely known for her virtuosic and expressive performances of works from the Western classical music canon, she is also a heavy metal enthusiast and performer of the genre. Pine discovered her love for heavy metal as a teenager and later performed at rock radio stations where she would intersperse her own arrangements of her favorite metal songs by Black Sabbath, AC/DC, and Metallica with works by Paganini and Ysaÿe in order to introduce new listeners to classical music. From 2009–2014 she was a member of the acclaimed doom/thrash metal band Earthen Grave, playing 6-string electric violin. With Dependent Arising, Pine explores connections between modern classical music and heavy metal and showcases her own unique journey within these two seemingly disparate genres.
1 Dmitri Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 / I. Nocturne (11:33)
2 II. Scherzo (6:22)
3 III. Passacaglia (12:54)
4 IV. Burlesque (4:54)
5 Earl Maneein - Dependent Arising Concerto for Violin and Orchestra / I. Grasping at the self (14:06)
6 II. The crows already knew of your grief. They will carry him home. (11:17)
7 III. Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha. (6:01)