JUE | Music + Art 2012
TAIWANESE MUSIC POET SUMMER LEI + BIT SOUND BEIJING CONCERT
Born in Taiwan, Summer Lei’s father is the renowned Taiwanese writer and painter Lei Hsiang. Dubbed a “musical poet,” her lyrics, music and singing carry a unique poetic feel and employ evocative and stirring imagery. Her previous releases include the solo albums I am Lei Kwang-hsia, summerplanet, secret words of time, fade away 2003, and the light of darkness and Shadow of Light DVD. Her musical accomplishments have been recognized by Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards several times. She worked with internationally acclaimed classical and jazz pianist Uri Caine on the album the light of darkness and toured with him on several occasions.
In 2010, she was won the Golden Horse Award for Best Original Film Score for the movie Taipei Exchange, the Taiwanese equivalent of an Oscar. At the 2011 Golden Melody Awards, she won Best Instrumental Album Producer for the original soundtrack album to Taipei Exchange.