Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lim Giong

Lim Giong is a musician, artist, DJ, composer, songwriter, music producer, music director and also an actor.
Now, he is a leading figure on the Taiwanese experimental electronic music scene.

His musical career began with the release of his 1st album, "Marching Forward" in 1990.
In his early days, he gave rousing performances of folk-pop music in Taiwan such as "A Soundless Place" from the . He was associated with the genre known as New Taiwanese Song. Then, from his 3rd album "Entertainment World" recorded in England in 1993, his compositions become increasingly infused with electronic music, evolving even from drum and bass, break beat, and electronica, to more and work.

He introduces Taiwanese notes into pop-rock culture, and weaves complex musical fabrics.
In his works, the tradition meets the modernity, which creates the world of his own.
He arranges the traditional music with the electronic flavour quite successfully in his 4th album "China Fun" in 2002, and 5th album "Folk Paradise" in 2003.

And since he studied acting and appeared in some movies as an actor, stimulated by the world of cinema, he became the favorite composer of Hou Hsiao-Hsien , for whom he wrote the music of Goodbye South, Goodbye and Millennium Mambo.

From the experience in the world of cinema, he has his original perspective in the interaction of the sound and the image. He tried to exceed the genre of music in his work, which is developed in the form "Stereo Picture" that aims at uniting the sound and the image.

His latest album “Insects Awaken" was released in 2005 in Europe on a French label, MK2., and a few months later, also released in Taiwan on a Taiwanese label, This album won the best crossover album of the 17th Golden Melody Awards in 2006.

In 2005, theCannes Film Festival invited him to perform at an outdoor event. There he performed music from "Insects Awaken", with the images which include the elements of the National Palace Museum's collection.

He also produces the music for the special 90 seconds commercial film of National Palace Museum that celebrates its 80th anniversary in October, 2005. The concept of this film, "OLD IS NEW" coincides with his detached stance. And this special commercial film won the gold of the American Association of Museums' 2006 Muse award.

And now he is participating in the activity of the Creative Commons in Taiwan, and undertakes the responsibility of the CC Party.

At the end of March 2007, he signed on with Modern Sky Entertainment Co., Ltd, which is home to the largest independent record label "Modern Sky" in China. Under the contract to Modern Sky Entertainment Co., Lt., he will widen his sphere of activity both at home and abroad.


*Marching Forward:向前走
*Spring Breeze Young Bro.:春風少年兄
*Entertainment World:娛樂世界
* The Best of Linchung:2001向前走林強
* China Fun:歡樂電子中國年
* Folk Paradise:電民謠
* Insects Awaken
* Jia Zhang-Ke Movie Music Collection - Music by Lim Giong 賈樟柯電影音樂作品集


*''Dust of Angels'': 天幻城市
directed by Hsu Hsiao Ming , and Hou Hsiao-Hsien is credited as an executive producer
*''Treasure Island'': 只要為你活一天
directed by Chen Kuo-Fu , and Hou Hsiao-Hsien is credited as an executive producer
*''The Puppetmaster'': 戲夢人生
directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
*''Good Men, Good Women'': 好男好女
directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
*''Goodbye South, Goodbye'': 南國再見,南國
directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
*''March of Happiness'': 天馬茶房
directed by Lin Cheng-Sheng
*''So-Called Friend'': 哥兒們
directed by Dai Tailung.Lian Jinhua

* ''Goodbye South, Goodbye'': 南國再見,南國 directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
* ''Millennium Mambo'': 千禧曼波 directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
* ''Two Summers'': 兩個夏天 directed by Leon Dai Liren
* '''' :世界 directed by Jia Zhangke
* '''': 愛麗絲的鏡子 directed by Yao Hung-I
* ''Quiet Summer'': 寧静夏日 directed by Shuhei Fujita
* ''Three Times'': 最好的時光 directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
* '''': 一年之初 directed by Cheng Yu-chieh
* '''':三峡好人 directed by Jia Zhangke
* '''': 東 directed by Jia Zhangke
* ''Ten Years'': 我們的十年 directed by Jia Zhangke
* ''Useless'': 無用 directed by Jia Zhangke
* ''24 City'': 二十四城记 directed by Jia Zhangke

* directed by Liang Yin Kuo, Shuhei Fujita

Award Wins

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

*Best Original Film Song 1996: Goodbye South, Goodbye

*Best Original Film Score 2001: Millennium Mambo

*Best Original Film Score 2006: Do Over

American Association of Museums' Muse awards
* The Gold Winner of the Promotional and Marketing 2006: "Old is New"

The Golden Melody Awards
*Best Crossover Album 2006: "Insects Awaken"

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