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。

Cicada於2011年推出首張正式專輯《散落的時光》,其延續EP的概念,描繪一段探索內在、追尋獨立的自省過程。隔年的迷你專輯《一起走吧》則拆散既有編制,以輕巧的配器呈現截然不同的面貌。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。Cicada以音樂模擬海的各種樣態,包括柔軟的濕地、結伴飛行的水鳥、難以捉摸的海流、高高撐起的長浪、礁岩旁的碎浪、來回撫觸岸灘的浪沫。這兩張專輯皆用一種擬人化的方式,想像這片土地面對各種變遷時的心路歷程,並集結為《Ocean》,由日本廠牌Flau發行。



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.

Cicada released the first album "Pieces" which described a journey of self-discovery and continued the concept of its handmade limited edition EP "Over the Sea/Under the Water". After that, Cicada experimented different combination of instruments and created the playful mini album "Let's Go". In 2013, Cicada began to compose for Taiwan. The theme of "Coastland" is the west coastland in Taiwan, and "Light Shining Through the Sea" was inspired by the east coast of Taiwan and the Pacific Ocean. There are flock of waterfowls, soft wetland, unpredictable ocean currents, rising waves, coral reef breaks, and the beach kissing ocean foams. These two albums personify the land and portray it's feeling undergoing all the changes and damages. Flau from Japan and Cicada are collaborating to release an album "Ocean" consisting of songs inspired by the ocean.










2016.01.23 Sat. 19:30 Hong Kong 蒲吧 Hang Out
2016.02.26 Fri. 20:00 Fukuoka Papparayray Tickets
2016.02.27 Sat. 20:30 Kitakyushu 旧門司文化服装学院 Tickets
2016.02.28 Sun. 17:00 Tokyo VACANT Ticket Email: event@flau.jp
2016.03.26 Sat. 21:30 Taipei 女巫店 Door










這是一張關於海洋的專輯,延伸自2013年的《邊境消逝》,描繪的是台灣的東海岸,以及包圍著東部小島的太平洋。


我們來回數次東海岸,從花東交界的壯闊礁岩、阿朗壹古道、綠島的燕魚群、蘭嶼一望無際的清澈海底,找到了觸發靈感的泉源。這些以海為題的音樂起於花蓮的石梯坪,〈當海潮湧向礁岩〉用鋼琴的五拍節奏形容滾動的渦流,並由弦樂各自代表海流、潮汐、海流、海浪以及礁岩上濺起的浪花。〈浪沫撫過礫石灘〉的場景則來到阿朗壹古道,從圓滾滾的南田石反省台灣海岸的現狀。


首曲〈日出〉由A調出發,敘述在蘭嶼看日出的歡樂過程。也許因為A調的音樂經常是色彩斑斕的,也因為A這個音是弦樂調音的基準,我們直覺地將之比擬為海平面,象徵以海定位所有感知的島民生活。〈潛入太平洋〉用橫越四個八度的A音,從海面向下勾勒出海中深邃的空間,當海流從上下左右流竄而過,我們仍佇立於同一個深度。〈在無垠世界的海邊相聚〉也以A為主音,刻劃的是夜晚的海灘,曲名源於泰戈爾的〈海邊〉(On the Seashore)。


為了更了解海洋,我們開始學習潛水。忘不了第一次從蘭嶼的海面下沉,清澈得能看見五十公尺遠。抬頭仰望,水面像是一片搖晃的鏡子,陽光穿透而下,宛如閃耀的簾幕。幾位潛伴懸在前方,被光包圍著;身旁的小魚貼著我們,在我們吐出的泡泡中一同前行。這個瞬間孕育了終曲〈仰望海平面〉。在我們以音樂分享這趟東海岸之旅後,也企圖透過此曲回歸到人的情感面,因為與大海有關的記憶是五彩繽紛,也深沉靜謐的。我們必定在海邊度過許多快樂的時光,也一定曾經獨自悲傷地看海,於是這張專輯便長成了現在這副模樣。




The album "Light Shining Through the Sea" depicts the east coast of Taiwan and the Pacific Ocean. The songs named after the ocean were inspired by Shihtiping in Hualien. Piano plays half time feel like 5/4 to build up image of wave circles in "Rolling Waves" and imitates various movements and forms of the ocean in Shihtiping with the strings. "Ocean Foam" uses repetitive melodies to describe the damages human made to the coast of Taiwan.


We started to learn scuba diving in order to be closer to the ocean. Diving into the ocean in Lanyu for the first time, we'd never forget the moment opening our eyes under such clear water which became the inspiration of the last song "Light Shining Through the Sea". This song reflected emotions and memories connected to the ocean.




仰望海平面
Light Shining Through
the Sea
邊境消逝
Coastland
一起走吧
Let's Go!

散落的時光
Pieces




 
Ocean  




湖面的盡頭
Lake's End (Quintet)
熄燈之後的城市
Meteoric Night




 
Over the Sea/Under the Water