AES Dublin 2019 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Whispering Willows Records Inc. - Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Secondary Affiliation: Universal Music Publishing - Taipei, Taiwan
Matthew Lien is a creator of music inspired by life on Earth, carefully crafted from composition to arrangement, to production, to performance. The instrumentation in his works reveals influences from all walks of musical life.
With a passion for field recording, Matthew often embarks on expeditions into extreme wilderness from the arctic to the tropics capturing sounds of nature — calving glaciers, chirping picas, arctic caribou and deep-sea volcanoes — which are woven into his music, inspiring environmental appreciation.
Matthew’s first international release “Bleeding Wolves” (which helped bring an end to the Yukon government’s wolf kill policy) became a multi-platinum legend in Southeast Asia, and his music remains exceedingly popular with tens-of-millions.
Matthew has received honours never before bestowed upon a foreigner in Southeast Asia. He was the first foreigner to perform at the Golden Melody Awards (Taiwan and mainland China’s most prominent music awards), and then became the first to be nominated for his album “Voyage to Paradise”, and then to win the coveted award for his album “A Journey of Water”. He has since garnered six nominations, and his contributions to television and radio have earned him a Golden Bell Award (Taiwan’s Emmy equivalent) and four nominations.
In recognition of Matthew’s effort to promote indigenous and traditional culture through music, he was appointed “Ambassador to Aboriginal Culture” and “Honourary Citizen” by several regional governments, and “Cultural Ambassador” by the Taiwan government. Esquire magazine’s China edition recently named him “Man of the Year” for his environmental accomplishments.
Back home in Canada, Matthew was awarded “Best Yukon Artist” and has received two nominations at the Western Canadian Music Awards. He was awarded the Parliamentary Certificate of Honour by the Canadian government, and the Yukon Government’s Department of Economic Development appointed him “Special Envoy to Taiwan” in recognition of his contribution to Taiwan-Canada relations.
Matthew’s eighteen solo albums, an album with the Yukon’s Wildlands ensemble, two live concert DVDs (including one with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan), numerous soundtracks, commissioned works and documentaries all retain an emphasis on culture and the environment.
In addition to his studio productions, Matthew is renowned for staging exciting live performances which have sold out some of the most prestigious venues with his message of environmental and cultural appreciation.
At the heart of Matthew’s music is a commitment to improving the world around us — a chord which continues to resonate with an ever-growing audience.
More Info: http://www.matthewlien.com
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