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Budding Arts Studio


Budding Arts Studio is a new multifunctional studio located in Xiaoma Village. It was established in 2020 by award-winning musician Balai, who won the 27th Golden Melody Best Indigenous Singer, and Japanese handicraft and visual artist, Aki. The studio serves as a platform for music creativity, handicraft production, music, arts, and cultural exchange and matchmaking.

Budding Arts Studio

No 15, Xiaoma Rd. Xiaoma Village, Chenggong Township, Taitung County



Open Studio


Over 85% of Balai’s songs were created here in Taitung, it’s obvious that living in Taitung has greatly inspired Balai’s work. In the last year’s open studio event, Balai participated in the artist residency program based in ECNSA’s headquarters on the beautiful mountainous coast in Taitung. He interacted with the locals and other resident artists over the entire summer and gave birth to the song “Insistent Budding.” In 2019, from the first part of the “Insistent Budding Trilogy”- music embodiment as an artist behavior. After cultivating and developing this new bud, “Original Music Creation Demo” over a whole year, he will be working on song arrangement,  recording, and let it blossom this year. He will also continue to document the processes in video clips and still images, which will be merged with materials previously collected including manuscripts and other records. All the contents from song arrangement and recording, as well as the demo, will be exhibited in Chiao at the Sugar Factory in Taitung City, showing all the processes involved in music production and how a song is born from start to finish. Music-lovers are welcome to visit Taitung to have a glimpse of Balai’s song-writing processes and methods.

Proposed Three Ways To Implement:

1.Song Arrangement and Recording Session (Not Open to Public)

Professional musicians invited to form a band will be playing and interacting with participants during the song arrangement and recording session workshops.

a.Song Arrangement Workshop

Date: July 15, Whole Day Event

 Location: Uncle Lin’s (Linbo’s) Music Studio or Island Studio

b.Recording Session Workshop

Date: July 16, Whole Day Event

Location: Uncle Lin’s (Linbo’s) Music Studio or Island Studio

2.Recording Session Experiential Worksho

Open to public registration, this recording session experiential workshop will utilize various recording formats including the traditional village style singing circle while experiencing the differences and recording the required sound materials.

Date: August 2 Afternoon, Half Day Event (Tentative)

Location: Taitung Sugar Factory, Chiao

Registration Fee: $250

Participant Max: 20

Recruiting Targets: Adults and students interested in music production

To mix all the sound materials collected in both projects, complete our annual goal, and finish recording.

 3. Still Exhibition:

a.Date: August 2 to September 30

b.Location: Chiao, Taitung Sugar Factory