Piano for the soul

Shuyi Hsieh - Piano for the soul : solo improvised piano from Taiwan

Shuyi Hsieh has released her first full length albumA Sad Bird, solo piano improvisation, in December of 2006.

Whose fingers are those?

Shuyi Hsieh

Shuyi Hsieh is a solo pianist from Taiwan, she holds a masters of music from the Manhattan School of Music. Shuyi has been playing piano since she was 6 years old, and started composing and improvising in 2005. December 2006, her first album "a sad bird" was released, including 5 songs which were improvised over certain motive, set up for different scenes, and completed in one take without any editing.

Improvisational Piano Style

A Sad Bird

Music: Shuyi Hsieh

Sometimes people have to hold on to life
Not falling down to the depths of despair
Frustration repeats, long and dull
Listen to the muted conversation
With a lonely soul circling for the exit

Southern Stars

Music: Shuyi Hsieh

Under the southern cross
Travelers are exchanging stories deep beneath their hearts
Just leaving their thoughts in silence
Or laughing without any reason
Keeping legs moving
Letting hearts rest

When You Say Goodbye, I have to Dance Valse

Music: Shuyi Hsieh

It has been raining for long and it doesn’t seem likely to stop
In such a serine moment
I miss the beauty of that time
When I realized that it was gone
The tremble has been engraved on me
There is also quiet sadness in the rain dropping constantly
If I can only just listen to it
No more stories surround

The Consonance and Dissonance Between Two

Music: Shuyi Hsieh

The story begins with a major second going to a minor third
Pressure is overlapping through suspension, waiting for the solution
Distance and frequency interpret the definition of harmony
Through an experiment of intervals, you may hear the conflict and mixture between two

Wish You Were Here

Music: Shuyi Hsieh

A narration
In the river of time
Wandering episodes
Overlapping shadows
Or moments that become forever
When the air is carrying the music
And touches your ears
Maybe you will hear your own stories

Where to buy

You can find the current cd, A Sad Bird, online at 誠品 Eslite, 佳佳 JiaJia, or CD Baby. Please see below for locations around Taiwan. If you know of somewhere else you would like to make the music available, please contact Shuyi.

誠品 / Eslite

Available in all Eslite bookstores throughout Taiwan.

中國音樂書房 / China Music Store

臺北市愛國東路60號3F
3F., No.60, Aiguo E. Rd., Jhongjheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan
(02)2392-9913

小雅音樂公司 / Xiao Ya Music Store

106台北市大安區和平東路1段182號之1, 3樓
3F., No.182-1, Sec. 1, Heping E. Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan
(02)2363-6751

家威影音 / Jia Wei Recording Studio

台北市中山北路二段二十巷十八號二樓
2F., No.18, Lane 20, Sec. 2, Jhongshan N. Rd., Jhongshan District, Taipei City 104, Taiwan
(02)2536-4140

雜舖 / ZABU-Cafe studio

台北市浦城街9-4號
No.9-4, Pucheng St., Da-an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan
(02)2369-6686

多鬆咖啡 / Mo!relax Cafe

台北市泰順街六十巷二十號
No.20, Lane 60, Taishun St., Da-an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan
(02)2367-7 714

尚音唱片 / Shang Yin Records

高雄市新興區新田路71號
No.71, Sintian Rd., Sinsing District, Kaohsiung City 800, Taiwan
(07)215-2655

Contact Shuyi

You can email Shuyi by using the form below or just say hi and leave a comment in the guestbook.