A Mini-Album for my Birth Mother
This collection of short songs for solo piano is a gift to my birth mother. She’s quite fond of the piano music of Yiruma, and we spent many car rides listening to his albums together. Aside from the first song, all of these were written during my trips to Korea and each one corresponds with a cherished memory. All songs should be played earnestly and genuinely according to the individual, hopefully while remembering something precious.
This album was made even more meaningful through collaboration with fellow Korean American Adoptee Liat Shapiro (born Cho Meeyun). Informed by her own adoptee experience, Liat's interpretation perfectly expresses every nuance and emotion in each track.