As one of the founding members of the Asian Composers League, the Asian Composers League – Taiwan National Committee was founded by Professor Tsang-Houei HSU in June 1974, with the goal of introducing and promoting music creation among member countries, and fostering the art of composing and the exchange of musical culture. As an active Full Member of the ACL, the ACL-Taiwan National Committee has established an international exchange network among all member countries. Being more than an important and continuous Taiwan cultural diplomacy, this network also has had an invaluable contribution in promoting Taiwan’s native composers and musicians to international music scene.
ACL-Taiwan has hosted five ACL conferences and festivals in 1976, 1986, 1994, 1998, and 2011, respectively. The 29th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival in 2011 included 30 sessions, consisting of meetings, lectures, forums, and 15 concerts, held in Taipei, Taichung, Nantou and Hsinchu. 105 works in total were performed by more than 500 musicians from orchestras, choirs, percussion groups, Chinese ensembles, and chamber ensembles.