“The performance repertoire consists entirely of original compositions and adaptations created by the members of the group, drawing inspiration from the touching moments and realizations of life. They reimagine classic folk songs and ancient melodies, offering a a refreshing ensemble that reshapes traditional music with a contemporary mindset, which is rarely seen in traditional instrument ensembles in Taiwan. Their approach aims to revitalize the sensory experience of traditional music.” RTI, TW
Established in 2013, 3PEOPLEMUSIC is the only ensemble combining the zheng, Chinese flutes, and the ruan as a trio. It constantly creates new repertoire, including works written individually as well as collectively by the three musicians, and commissions from other composers. The creative process has fueled the ensemble with new perspectives and inspiration that continue to revitalize their performances and to discover new sounds. 2016 was a landmark year in several fronts for this innovative group. The trio began to commission new works from different composers to diversify their repertoire, which had previously been only their own works. In the same year, the trio was selected as a participant in the Mentor and Partnership Program by the Taiwan Music Institute of the National Center for Traditional Arts (NCFTA). Also in 2016, 3PEOPLEMUSIC released its first self-titled album, which was nominated by the 28th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music. The trio’s annual concert productions at prestigious venues in Taiwan draws audiences of all ages. Representing the voice of Taiwan’s new generation, the trio has toured Japan, South Korea, India, Germany and other countries.