What in the world is "Das ROCpool"?!
Das ROCpool is the name of the Taiwanese delegation to Liverpool Sound City this year. "ROC" is short for the Republic of China - the official name of Taiwan - pronounced here as "rock." And "pool"? We've borrowed a little Liverpool cool to reflect the wellspring of musical styles and talents arising from Taiwan's music scene.

Connect with the Mandarin Pop Music Scene
This year, Taiwan is showcasing three hot musical acts that are set to rock, surprise and most of all entertain audiences at Liverpool Sound City. But bringing you our hottest music is only the beginning. We also want to offer you the opportunity to access the Mandopop industry, which is centered in Taiwan. Our lineup of events this year includes a workshop featuring top industry insiders who will share their expertise in a panel discussion. That will be followed by a reception where participants can interact with movers and shakers in the Mandopop music scene. These events are sponsored by the Government Information Office and Riverside from Taiwan.


So that's us – Das ROCpool.
Come join us and listen to a Taiwan you've never heard before!

什麼是 Das ROCpool?Das 為德文中的介系詞,意同英文的「the」,我們希望向國際宣告「這就是台灣的音樂精神」。ROC 代表著台灣在國際上的地位,音同「rock」。Pool 則呼應了英國利物浦音樂節的主辦城市 - Liverpool,而 pool 也象徵著群聚著一大群對音樂充滿熱誠的創作者,為了音樂之路而努力不懈。我們將帶著「Das ROCpool」,這個生生不息、獨立創作的精神,前進國際,向歐陸放聲。

就像從來沒看過這個名詞一樣,你可能從來沒有機會好好聆聽屬於台灣的原創音樂!近年台灣音樂不斷崛起,除了維持著華語市場的核心地位,也發展出各種更多元豐富的音樂類型。如同這次,古靈精怪的許哲珮、豪放搖滾的猴子飛行員、甜美感性的魏如萱,三種不同風格的創作樂團,將代表台灣站上利物浦音樂節的舞台,大聲將台灣的音樂,唱給來自世界各地的音樂愛好者、樂評家、音樂工作者聽,讓我們的聲音被世界聽到!

見證歷史性的一刻,讓台灣與世界接軌!
Liverpool Sound City 2012,和我們一起聆聽你從未聽過的台灣音樂!
 
Liverpool Sound City, held this year from May 17-19, is a hugely respected three-day international music, media and technology conference, as well as live arts and music festival. Hosting over 360 artists performing to 35,000 music fans and 2,500 industry representatives, it packs unparalleled networking, amazing music, groundbreaking film, fantastic photography, eclectic art, and even a football tournament into three inspirational days and nights in the world's most legendary music city.

This year's Taiwan showcase features three outstanding musical groups. Singer/songwriter Peggy Hsu teams up with her band Le Cirque to offer indie pop infused with a childlike whimsy. Monkey Pilot rocks the house with their alt-grunge tunes and a rousing live performance style. Waa Wei captivates audiences with her distinctive, sweet vocals laid over an electronic ambiance with overtones of bossa nova.


利物浦為世界知名搖滾重鎮,也是知名樂團披頭四的故鄉,整個城市擁有一股濃濃的音樂氣息。從 2008 年起,每年定期舉辦的英國利物浦音樂節(Liverpool Sound City),更是吸引世界各地眾多樂迷前往朝聖。超過三百六十個樂團參與演出,來自世界各地觀眾人數超過三萬五千人,利物浦音樂節儼然已成為世界指標性的大型搖滾音樂祭。

今年,在五月十七至十九日,為期三天的音樂節中,除了於精采的音樂演出外,利物浦音樂祭也依照慣例舉辦跨領域、跨國界的技術研討會議,各領域音樂品牌的交流會,藉此促進各國音樂文化之交流。除此之外,還有電影、攝影、電子藝術、甚至足球等各種藝術展演。

今年,製作演唱雙棲的音樂精靈許哲珮、硬漢搖滾樂團猴子飛行員以及台灣都市創作歌手魏如萱,也將站上這個指標性的舞台,在這個充滿音樂歷史的城市開唱,將屬於台灣的音樂,帶往世界的光譜。

除了音樂表演外,藉由台灣資深音樂工作者舉辦研討會議及交流會,利用討論各個與台灣相關的音樂議題,增進與國外音樂市場的交流,更進一步將台灣的音樂推廣到世界舞台。