陳明章

陳明章
Mingchang Chen
台灣音樂創作人、月琴民謠音樂人
講者
關於

陳明章,台灣北投人、音樂創作人、作曲家、製作人、吉他、月琴演奏家、台灣月琴民謠協會創辦人。

20多歲接觸了台灣南端恆春民謠月琴彈唱歌手陳達,深受感動重新思索從土地思考的創作是什麼,便決定拋棄西方音樂思維,重新找尋台灣音樂。1993年以月琴做為侯孝賢導演《戲夢人生》電影配樂裡的主要創作樂器,並在台灣傳統樂器-月琴,開創新的民族音樂「二音合聲音樂理論」,立志傳承月琴文化在土地深深紮根。陳明章的歌曲和音樂作品是從本土的音樂情感和文化出發的,他吸取南管、北管的唱腔和旋律,歌仔戲、布袋戲的唸白和調性,傳統民謠的變奏和弦運用,融會貫通在現代的曲式中。說是新台語歌或現代台灣音樂也是毫無疑義的,更是具有世界音樂特色的新世紀音樂風格。

Mingchang Chen is a renowned guitar and Yueqin (traditional Chinese string instrument) player, composer, producer, and folk singer. He has written numerous soundtrack scores for acclaimed movies such as “The Puppetmaster" (1993) and “March of Happiness" (1999), and have composed popular folks songs like “Drift to Tamsui" (1997) that earned him a Golden Melody Award in Best Composer category.

Chen Mingchang’s musical expression is deeply rooted in his feelings towards his homeland, Taiwan and the cultural givings of this land. He skillfully assimilates the singing styles and melodies of “nanguan" and “beiguan", the spoken narration and nuance of the Taiwanese folk opera and traditional Taiwanese glove puppetry, and the chords of traditional folk music, altogether creating a new form of music onto modern song structures. It is perhaps inadequate to classify Chen’s musical style simply as “New Taiwanese Song” or “modern Taiwanese music”, rather, it is an entirely new music genre of the century.