Established by composer and art critic Lin Fang-yi in 2013, Studio Acht is a gathering of musicians, composers, artists, and performance groups who love contemporary music and performance art. Studio Acht hopes to transform the obstacles in this challenging time into opportunities and innovation through outstanding professional skills as well as creative and performance energy. Through administration and resource integration, Studio Acht organizes exhibitions and performances for artists to showcase the talents of Taiwan, while international collaborations and tours allow artists to shine under the international spotlight.
The affiliated Taiwan Musicians and Artists Promotion (TMAP) also operates according to the spirit of the “We Art Together Project,” establishing comprehensive plans and international development for young artists, which includes art agency, commission projects, and publishing and distribution. The different efforts work together with the production and performance plans of Studio Acht to create an all-inclusive music and art ecology.
Artist Director / Lin Fang-yi
Lin Fang-yi is a top critic of performing arts in Taiwan. She studied composition at the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna under Swiss composer Michael Jarrell and too master class by Klaus Huber, returning to Taipei in 2002. From 2009-2017 she was Executive Officer of the National Center for Traditional Arts and Section Chief of Taiwan Music Institute, where she had led many projects, including the Taiwan International Music Festival. She has led the alternative art group Studio Acht since 2013 and founded the Taiwan Musicians and Artists Promotion in 2018, both of which are aim to discover outstanding musicians and artists and establish international networks. Lin is also a succesful composer and had commissions form international music group such as KNM Berlin and JU Percussion.
Personal Website: https://about.me/martius.lin
Programme & Marketing Manager / Lai Chein-fu
Bachelor of Music from University of Taipei. Lai possesses western classical and traditional Taiwanese music education. He is one of the potential young producers, who have both dance and music production experience. Currently, he is the program and marketing manager in the performing art curation platform "Studio Acht".
In 2017, supported by the 'Producer Overseas Resident Program' of the CO3 - Contemporary Performance Platform in Taiwan, he went to the Jeonju International Sori Festival (JISF) in Korea and entered the festival team for a three-month internship and observation. In 2019, he was selected by Goethe Institut as the holder of Hospitationsprogramm, which is a Young Music Production Talents Training Program. Thus, he interns at the Ensemble KNM Berlin in Berlin, Germany. As a believer of music, he looks forward to creating more bridges connecting art and society through positive actions.
Executive & Development Manager / Tsai Ho-ju
Tsai Ho-ju holds a master degree in Musicology from the National Chiao Tung University. In 2016, he worked in Taiwan Music Institute, National Center for Traditional Arts (Taiwan), mainly being responsible for the publication and archive. He also participated in the execution team for an annual ceremony "The Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music" and a biennial festival "Taiwan International Music Festival." Working in Studio Acht since 2018, he engages in administration, financial affairs, and project coordination. On the other hand, he involves in Taiwan Musicians & Artists Promotion (TMAP), supporting musicians for their development of career.