Lim Giong

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Lim Giong
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Lim Chee Hong (林志峰)

(1964-06-07) 7 June 1964 (age 57)
OccupationMusician, DJ, music producer
Years active1990–present
Musical career
Also known asLin Chiang

Lim Giong (Chinese: 林強; pinyin: Lín Qiáng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm Kiông; born 7 June 1964) is a Taiwanese musician, DJ, actor, and an active figure in the Taiwanese experimental electronic music scene. He is known for Taiwanese Hokkien rock songs from early in his career and film scores for directors such as Hou Hsiao-hsien, Jia Zhangke, and Bi Gan.


Lim Giong's music career began in 1990 with the release of his first album, Marching Forward. At the time, he was associated with the genre known as New Taiwanese Song and gave rousing performances of folk-pop songs (mainly sung in Taiwanese Hokkien), such as "A Soundless Place" from the soundtrack of Dust of Angels. From his third album onwards (Entertainment World, recorded in England in 1993), his compositions, inspired by Taiwanese traditional music, became increasingly infused with electronic music and evolved from drum and bass, break beat, ambient and electronica towards more experimental and freestyle work. This trend continued with his next two albums: China Fun (2002) and Folk Paradise (2003).

Having studied acting and after appearing in films as an actor, he became the favorite composer of Hou Hsiao-hsien, for whom he wrote the music of Goodbye South, Goodbye and Millennium Mambo. From these experiences, he developed an original perspective in the interaction between sound and image in a form called "Stereo Picture" (立體音畫, sometimes translated as "Three Dimensional Sound Picture"). His album Insects Awaken was released in 2005 in Europe on a French label (MK2.) and, a few months later, in Taiwan on the Taiwanese label EWise Digital Multimedia Corp. He was invited to perform music from this album for an outdoor event at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, with images of the National Palace Museum's collection. This album won the award of Best Crossover Album at the 17th Golden Melody Awards in 2006. He also produced the music for a special 90 seconds commercial film commissioned to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the National Palace Museum, in October 2005. This short film won the gold award at the American Association of Museums' 2006 Muse Award. He also participates in the activities of the Creative Commons in Taiwan.


  • Marching Forward Hiòng chiân kiâⁿ 向前走 (1990)
  • Spring Breeze Young Bro. Chhun-hong siàu-liân hiaⁿ 春風少年兄 (1992)
  • Entertainment World:娛樂世界 (1993)
  • Goodbye South, Goodbye (Original Movie Soundtrack) 南國再見,南國 (1996)
  • The Best of Linchung 向前走林強 (2001)
  • China Fun 歡樂電子中國年 (2002) China Fun
  • Folk Paradise 電民謠 (2003) Folk Paradise
  • Insects Awaken (2005)
  • Jia Zhang-Ke Movie Music Collection – Music by Lim Giong 賈樟柯電影音樂作品集 (2007)


As actor[edit]

As composer[edit]

As narrator of documentary films[edit]

  • Emerald Horizon (2006)[1]
  • Bird Without Borders (Black-faced Spoonbills):返家八千里(黑面琵鷺) (2009)


Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (金馬獎)[edit]

American Association of Museums' Muse awards[edit]

  • The Gold Winner of the Promotional and Marketing 2006: "Old is New" (NPM Image Advertisement)

The Golden Melody Awards(金曲獎)[edit]

  • Best Crossover Album (2006): Insects Awaken(驚蟄)

Other awards[edit]

  • 11th Taipei Film Festival (2009) (年 第十一屆 台北電影節 劇情長片最佳音樂《陽陽》林強)
    • Narrative Features, Best Music: LIM Giong, for Yang Yang
  • 13Th Shanghai International Film Festival (2010)
    • Award for Best Music: LIM Giong, for Deep in the Clouds (China)
  • Ghent International Film Festival (2013)
    • The Georges Delerue Prize for Best Music: LIM Giong, for A Touch of Sin
  • Cannes Film Festival (2015)
    • Soundtrack Award: LIM Giong, for The Assassin


  1. ^ "Emerald Horizon".

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