Pei-Wen Liu

Field of Practice:

Music / Sound

City, Country:

Tainan, Taiwan


2007, 2008, 2009


Oct 2008 - June 2009


Born 1977 in Taipei/Taiwan.

Pei-Wen Liu studied electronic art at the Sydney College of Art, Sydney University/Australia. She has dabbled in a variety of digital domains, but has concentrated on sound design, composition and streaming video art since 1999.

Previous work experiences include: recording engineer for Panasonic Taiwan Lab (2002), producer and art editor for the new music label bias sound art collective & (2003) and 2006 co-coordinator for the Taiwanese audio & visual arts festival »Weather in My Brain«. Her work has been influenced by neo-dada, freeform jazz as well as avant-garde electronic musicians and minimalist painters/composers.

Liu has composed pieces for animation, theater projects and installations, i. e. a sound installation for Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2007); music for a soundtrack of a film by David Wang, selected for the Taipei Film Festival (2006); the composition »un, canny (Frequency-Post)« for ORF kunstradio, Vienna (2006), for which she received an Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica in 2007; the composition »Mobius: adding machine« for performances at the National Experimental Theater, Taipei (2005).

In 2005 she was awarded the prize Superior Sound Work by the Taipei Fine Art Museum and in 2004 she was a fellow at the Kulturzentrum Alte Kaserne, Winterthur/Switzerland.