Melbourne, September 21, and Sydney, September 22 - announcing from Taiwan, the ethereal neoclassical ensemble "Cicada," founded in 2009 and consisting of violin, cello, piano, and acoustic guitar, is all set to make their debut appearance in Australia. The band draws its name from cicadas, aligning with the notion that their presence is known through sound rather than appearance.
With an enchanting creative motif that contemplates the essence of the Taiwanese landscape, Cicada artfully translates the marvels of nature from mountain expeditions into melodies that encapsulate journeys of self-discovery. Recognized as a harmonious naturalistic chamber music ensemble resonating with the soul of the mountains, they've garnered international acclaim.
The trajectory of Cicada's artistic journey involves a transformation from the ocean to the mountains. Their oeuvre encompasses themes such as "Coastland" exploring the west coast, "Light Shining Through the Sea" drawing inspiration from the east coast and the Pacific Ocean, and "White Forest" inspired by marine life. Their evolution culminated in the introspective "Hiking in the Mist" and "Seeking the Sources of Streams," capturing moments of exploration through valleys and forests.
Having shared the stage with Icelandic maestro Ólafur Arnalds, Cicada's distinctive performance style has earned them global recognition. Their album "Hiking in the Mist" garnered a nomination for "Best Album Producer - Instrumental" at the prestigious 31st Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan. The band's creative prowess extended to the cinematic realm, composing the soundtrack for the Japanese film "A Man," which received a nomination for "Best Film Music" at the esteemed 46th Japan Academy Film Prize.
Cicada's Australian debut tour promises to be a symphonic spectacle, featuring their latest opus "Seeking the Sources of Streams" intertwined with past compositions evoking oceanic emotions. Against the backdrop of lush island forests and resonant cicada choruses, the band will create an unforgettable fusion with the expansive landscapes of Australia, offering an extraordinary and unique musical experience.
As they prepare to grace Australian stages for the first time, Cicada’s aura of transcendence is set to captivate audiences, resonating with both nature enthusiasts and avid music aficionados. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in their soul-stirring melodies that traverse the borders of sound, spirit, and nature.
For more information and ticket details, please visit LUCID Live Music & Lifestyle official website.
【 Show Info 】
[ Melbourne ]
[ Sydney ]
Venue：Metro Social at the Metro Theatre