15/07/2024

Sounds of Taiwan – A Symphony by Bao Yuankai 聽見臺灣

 

INTRODUCTION

In the 1990s, Chinese composer and educator Bao Yuankai began composing Western-style symphonic pieces rooted in traditional folk music. One of his acclaimed pieces is Sketches of Taiwan, which Bao was inspired to write after falling in love with Taiwan’s people and culture. Director Heather Tsui follows as he retraces his musical journey, decades-long love affair with Taiwanese culture and how he came up with brilliant, groundbreaking work that artfully bridges East and West.

電影《聽見臺灣》最美麗的音緣!

展現音樂大師鮑元愷在臺任教南華大學 10 年間,他對臺灣這塊土地的熱愛與情感,在臺任教南華大學 10 年間,深入臺灣風土人文,陸續創作出膾炙人口的〈玉山日出〉〈安平懷古〉〈宜蘭童謠〉〈恒春鄉愁〉〈泰雅情歌〉〈鹿港廟會〉〈龍山晚鐘〉〈達邦節日〉等 8 個交響樂章的感人歷程。包括知名作曲家黃輔棠、臺北愛樂管絃樂團團長賴文福、國立臺灣交響樂團團長劉玄詠及已故美國指揮家亨利梅哲(Henry Mazer)等人,都在片中現身說法,對鮑元愷推崇備至。電影藉一位外來音樂家的獨特觀點,以從世界看臺灣的角度,讓觀眾驚喜發現截然不同的臺灣之美,被形容為「400 年來最美麗的音緣」電影。而這部被譽為「400 年來最美麗的音緣」的電影《聽見臺灣》,將於後 3 月 2 日在紐西蘭台灣日上映。