Biography

成軍於2009年,Cicada以鋼琴、木吉他、小提琴、中提琴、大提琴五種樂器交織而成。之所以取名為Cicada(蟬)是因為,人們察覺到蟬的出現,往往是聽到牠們的聲音,而不是看見其形體。

2013年,Cicada開始為台灣的土地創作,《邊境消逝》的主題是西海岸,《仰望海平面》描繪的則是台灣的東海岸,以及包圍東部小島的太平洋;2017年,以動物為主題的新專輯《不在的你們都去了哪裡》中,不僅有來自海洋的鯨豚、珊瑚與海龜,也有居住在城市的貓與山林中的鳥。Cicada企圖透過弦樂、鋼琴與木吉他的純器樂演奏,勾勒出人類與海洋的關係,以及動物們的處境。

Cicada from Taiwan was formed in 2009 consists of violin, cello, acoustic guitar, and piano. It’s named after Cicada because people are aware of cicada’s existence by their sound instead of forms.

In 2013, Cicada began to compose for Taiwan. The theme of “Coastland” was the west coastland in Taiwan, and “Light Shining Through the Sea” was inspired by the east coast of Taiwan and the Pacific Ocean; In 2017, “White Forest” was dedicated to animals including coral reefs, sea turtles, humpback whales, dolphins, as well as cats in the city and birds in the mountains. Cicada portrayed the relationship between human and ocean and its impacts to animals with their music.