The music of Domina Catrina Lee combines through composition practice with improvisation and creative innovation. Eschewing simple genre classification, this music is rooted in music's deepest past and aspires to being timeless, fashionless, trend-bucking, holistic, personal, and global. She rejects all labels as being contrived and political.
Singapore born and self-tutored in composition, Domina Catrina Lee, has studied jazz guitar briefly far back in ther personal past, and still considers it a primary instrument (and stylistic influence), of sorts, but she feels she is called to composition. She presently freely experiments in virtual instrumentation exclusively, due to social, economic, and musical constraints. She enjoys rendering her works in a variety of tunings, including 12tet hermode, 7 limit JI, Gamelan, and Chinese 4th Century. Inspired by the 'music that inspires', or the music that descends from the invisible and provokes in listeners the impulse to ascend out of limitation and conventional restraints, Domina Catrina Lee has interest in all things real, in other words, all things metaphysical, including the manner in which her transgendered name came to be (by way of Numerology). To be and to create Beauty, Truth, and Goodness is her personal artistic ideal, as it was Plato's.
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...guitarist and composer Domina Catrina Lee is not a
household name. In a more just universe, she would be.
Lee possesses a seemingly infinite musical
imagination....her use of virtual-instruments--expertly and
painstakingly programmed--allow her compositions to come to
vivid life, what balances out all the electronics is Lee's quite
stunning acoustic guitar improvisations.
Lee manages to fuse elements similar to those of Weather
Report, Oregon and Metheny into a highly original scheme
that's all her own.
- Robert Bush, allaboutjazz, the Internet's definitive jazz and