Blaire Ko (柯智豪), a Taiwanese composer, is an all-around musician who has been pushing the boundaries of music creation and experimentation in recent years, focusing on the gathering and reinterpretation of Taiwanese traditional music, multiple Taiwanese languages, Eastern rituals, and theatrical performances.
Blaire was previously involved in several hit music albums as an arranger and studio guitarist throughout his high school years. In 1998, he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music Composition Department and participated in the digitization of chamber music recordings, creating and helping under Smithson, DD (director of the Mellis Orchestra and Star Wars arrangement conductor). Blaire joined the Herb Quartet in 1999 and performed at Taipei's Blue Note.
Blaire has written scores for a number of feature films and documentaries, and in recent years he experimented in traditional theatrical and stage music composition. He not only composes but also produces musical installations that use sound technology to investigate human emotions and social behavior.
His exquisite efforts have earned him a Golden Bell Award for Best Soundtrack as well as a Golden Melody Award for Best Hakka Album. Blaire, in addition to creating and producing music, co-created Chord & Major headphones with friends, which received the French Diapason d'Or Award.