Taiwanese composers have drawn on many influences, including Taiwan’s own indigenous and folk music traditions, Chinese folk music, and Western classical music. Their music reflects the changes and the diversity of influences that mark Taiwanese history. Traditional Taiwanese music itself encompasses many styles and traditions from different regions and ethnic groups, including Hakka music, Taiwanese opera, Hengchun folk music, Nanguan (Nan-Kuan) classical music, Pak-koán (北管, Beiguan) music, Liām Kua story-telling ballads, and many more!
In addition to drawing on these many styles, some Taiwanese composers and performers share music for combinations of Western instruments and Taiwanese instruments, including composers Chihchun Chi-sun Lee and Deh-Ho Lai, and contemporary performance ensembles C Camerata Taipei and the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra.
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