Featuring prominent pianist Lee Pui Ming, cellist and suddenlyLISTEN Artistic Director Norman Adams, and multi-percussionist Erin Donovan, Lee/Adams/Donovan has developed over the last three years as an exciting, adventurous new musical ensemble.
Together, Lee, Adams, and Donovan bring audiences music that is rich, spontaneous and emotionally charged, yet still compelling and accessible to a broad audience. Drawing on a broad range of influences from classical to contemporary, with a wide musical dynamic, this trio stimulates, entertains and expands horizons. Plans are now underway to bring this concert experience to audiences across Canada and around the world.
In March 2012 Lee, Adams and Donovan will tour westward with concerts in Toronto at Gallery 345, Vancouver at the Western Front and in Victoria at Open Space. Watch out for further dates and details!
ConcertsLee/Adams/Donovan offer concerts of approximately one hour and twenty minutes in length (including intermission). The repertoire of the concerts is drawn from original compositions by the individual performers, and improvisations created in the moment. The music explores the dynamic relationships between the musicians. Each player pushes their instruments and listening to collectively create a full range of emotion in each performance.
WorkshopssuddenlyLISTEN and Lee/Adams/Donovan Trio are dedicated to connecting to the communities we visit. We are eager to offer presenters and communities the opportunity to blend performance with their choice of workshops, master classes, and lecture demonstrations for all ages and abilities. Our workshops can range from creative sessions for schools, to more specific work with musicians of all levels of experience. This outreach work is lively, fun, educational, engaging and is designed to immerse as much of the local community in creative music making as possible. suddenlyLISTEN has a commitment to sharing it's knowledge of deep listening and creative collaboration, and its musicians are skilled teachers and workshop facilitators.
What the critics and people say"a pure experience, full of strangeness and astonishment"
- S. Pedersen > Halifax Chronicle Herald > 2003
"suddenlyLISTEN has created an alternative musical experience, one that works."
- B. Murphy > Chartattack.com > 2002
"Last Saturday's concert the most exciting musical event in my life. It will stay with me forever. I did not know what to expect exactly. It was brilliant, it was riveting, it was full of emotion, humour, colour, haunting sounds. Thankyouthankyouthankyou."
- Audience member > 2004
"Wow! I've never had a complete music experience quite like that--so intimate, so accessible, so physical. I felt honoured to be attending such an amazing performance. Bravo!"
- Audience member > 2006