After years of journeying through musical seas and oceans, Lee Pui Ming has found home in open improvisation. The choice of “open” is deliberate so the performer and the listener equally partakes in the thrill of something coming to form, taking shape, finding voice and expression. Every moment is witness to Life’s play. “she comes to shore” is a sharing of these moments in solo improvisations, and a concerto for improvised piano and orchestra which also showcases Pui Ming’s work as a composer.

Lee Pui Ming has been hailed as “the most unique genius to touch a keyboard in Canada since Glenn Gould” (Harry Currie, Kitchener-Waterloo Record). Mark Miller from The Globe and Mail describes Pui Ming as “a performer of uncommon imagination and intensity”. In this album, one hears the artistry of someone who has clear influences from classical music, jazz, and curiosities in sonic exploration. Yet equally clearly, one meets an artist who has transcended genres, creating a language of her own. In the end, even the language is there simply to point – to spaces and experiences that only the listener knows.

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she comes to shore

1 to … 6:16 listen to excerpt
2 coils 4:35 listen to excerpt
3 turning 7:05
4 open 2:07
5 dive 9:19
she comes to shore: listen to excerpt
concerto for improvised piano & orchestra (2009) Lee Pui Ming
The Bay-Atlantic Symphony
Jed Gaylin, conductor
6 9:40
7 6:26
8 7:21
9 … she 7:07 listen to excerpt
10 shimmers 3:39
Lee Pui Ming, improvising pianist