音樂家名錄
林谷芳 LIN Gu-Fang 音樂學家 返回

禪者,文化評論人,也是臺灣重要音樂家。1950年生,生涯前期以音樂而為人知,中期角色聚焦於文化評論與藝術學建構,後期更以禪家修行在兩岸景從者眾。於音樂文化之建構,廣及於音樂美學之重建、音樂評論之寫作、音樂演出之製作、音樂作品之編纂等。年輕時,因於對生命與藝術之觀照而深入中國音樂,並以修習琵琶作為對此文化美學的直接印證,其琵琶學生更佔有後來臺灣琵琶家極大比例;之後又轉身致力於中國音樂之評論與詮釋工作。1996年完成代表作《諦觀有情──中國音樂裡的人文世界》,為中國音樂史上第一部全面而系統詮釋傳統中國音樂美學的重要著作。此著作出版二十年來仍在兩岸居有文化詮釋之主導地位,也以經典版式在大陸發行。其所創建的〈茶與樂的對話〉為以同一主題、不同內容演出長達二十餘年不衰之藝術活動,對中國音樂、茶界乃至禪門皆具一定影響。其跨界角色既及於諸多領域,又始終關聯文化建構與生命修行,遂使其作為在兩岸具有一定影響力,為中樂在兩岸地位提升上之關鍵性人物。

LIN Gu-Fang is a Zen practitioner, cultural critic, and important contemporary musician in Taiwan. Born in 1950, LIN is well-known for his music from the early phase of his life. In his middle phase, he focused on cultural criticism and the construction of aesthetic theory. In the later phase, he studied Zen and drew many followers from both Taiwan and mainland China. When focusing on musical culture, he reconstructs music aesthetics, publishes music criticism, directs musical performances, and edits musical compositions. In his early phrase, his interests in art and life led him to delve into Chinese music and to research the culture and aesthetics behind pipa compositions. Many contemporary pipa performers are his pupils. He later dedicated himself to the interpretation and criticism of Chinese music. In 1996 he completed one of his most representative works, Humanity in Chinese Music, which was the first complete and systematic book on the aesthetics of Chinese music. Twenty years after it was published, the book remains a major source of cultural interpretation on both sides of the strait and is published in mainland China in the form of a classical publication. Created by LIN, the program Dialogue between Tea and Music is a series of artistic activities and performances on the same topic but presented in different formats. This program, which has continued for more than twenty years, has significantly impacted Chinese music, Teaism, and Zen. Though LIN has been active in a variety of disciplines, the basis of his work remains the construction of culture and the practice of life. This has made him an influential and significant figure in Chinese music circles on the both sides of the strait.