Taipei to host Asian Composers League Conference and Festival

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Taipei to host Asian Composers League Conference and Festival

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) The 35th Asian Composers League (ACL) Conference and Festival will be held Oct. 19-23 in Taipei, with 15 member countries and regions participating, Lu Wen-tze (呂文慈), chairman of the ACL-Taiwan National Committee, said Wednesday.

The 35th ACL's annual conference and biennial festival, titled "Fusion and Transformation," will be hosted by the ACL's Taiwan National Committee, Lu said at a press conference.

The events will include the presentation of 81 scores and 10 concerts, as well as two forums and four competitions, he said.

The performers invited to take part in the festival include Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Chamber Singers, Ju Percussion Group, Taipei Chinese Orchestra's Academy Orchestra, Müller Chamber Choir, Chai Found Music Workshop, International Society for Contemporary Music, and Taipei National University of the Arts New Music Workshop, according to the ACL-Taiwan National Committee.

Meanwhile, a Young Composer Competition will be held as part of the festival, Lu said, adding that Taiwan will be represented by Lan Chien-yi (籃健益), who will compose a duet of two heterogeneous instruments.

The committee is also calling for submissions of academic papers on the topic of "Asian Contemporary Compositions since 1990" for presentation at the conference.

The ACL was founded in 1973 by Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, with the purpose of promoting music in Asian countries and fostering exchanges among them.

Currently, the official ACL member countries and regions are Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Tatarstan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.

Representatives from other countries and areas such as China, Europe and America often attend the conference and festival as observers.

(By Li Heng-shan, Chih Yu-Chien and CNA intern Wang Szu-chi)

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