Fall Raye

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Fall celebrates the release of “Fall” collection of improvised music and original compositions which explore the themes of being transgender

Fall Raye (they/them) is a trans/non-binary saxophonist, improviser, and composer living in Boston MA. Their work revolves around the trans experience in the US, interpersonal relationships, and opposing oppressive global systems. Fall grew up in Las Vegas, NV, and began studying music at 12 years old, playing woodwinds, piano, and drums. They began playing professionally in the area at 16, eventually leaving to study at the Eastman School of Music from 2018-2019, transferred to Berklee College of Music and graduated in 2023. Fall has appeared on multiple albums, including Naomi Nakanishi’s ‘Hear Me Speak’ and Raul Molina’s ‘Matria.’ Fall has had the mentorship of many incredible musicians, including Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Godwin Louis, Tony Malaby, Leo Genovese, Walter Smith III, and Miguel Zenon. Fallhas also performed concerts with Miguel Zenon and Elena Pinderhuges, as well as spent a month in Italy performing concerts for the Sounds of Freedom music residency. Fall’s self-titled debut album will be released January 18th on Boomslang Records.

In Fall’s artistic vision is to create work that speaks from their own experiences as a trans person, as a person healing from their own traumas, and through their interpersonal relationships, to create a listening experience where the audience can feel less alone, seen, and in community with others. Through vulnerability through creative and improvised music, Fall aims to create a unique musical experience every time they play, to explore new avenues in music and to reflect the improvisatory nature of living on Earth. Fall’s music connects to their breath, heartbeat, and nature, making every spontaneous composition a living body of sound. Fall’s work is a direct call to dismantle systems of oppression and exploitation, and provides a lens through which we can see a vision of a society where we all are truly valued and taken care of.


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