XIE Shui-Neng (Gilegilau Pavalius) is a well-known performer and teacher of the traditional double-tube nose flute of the Paiwan aboriginal tribe, as well as a famous nose flute maker and composer of music for the nose flute. Xie was born in 1950 in Pingho Village in Pingtung County's Taiwu Township. Xie has devoted his life to promoting and disseminating the traditional double-tube nose flute. He performs throughout Taiwan and Europe. He teaches children how to play the double-tube nose flute at many elementary schools, developing the next generation of nose flute players. He is listed on the official list of double-tube nose flute performers at the National Center for Traditional Arts and was selected by the Ministry of Culture as one of the Important Traditional Art Preserver, making him a national treasure in Taiwan.