ACTIVATE THE RIGHTS WITHIN
About Symphony 47
Symphony 47, inspired by the composition 1947 Overture by Tyzen Hsiao, stands as a musical manifestation of the Taiwanese culture and history, in memory of The February 28 incident. Exploring a wide range of human rights issues from Taiwan to the rest of the world, we explore the past to inspire a better vision for the future. Through a variety of events including films, music, talks, and workshops, we aim to provide a platform for the viewpoints and experiences of the marginalized and oppressed, as well as to provide our audience with the opportunity to dig deeper into these issues.
The 2022 festival theme is “activate the rights within.” We believe that human rights are plural and universal, and the key to the activation is to associate the suffering of a particular place with that of others. We seek to engender new understanding and vision by focusing on four regions and featuring six events.
Symphony 47 is co-presented by Asiania and the UW Taiwan Studies Arts & Culture Program.
Asiania is a one-stop online performance platform jointly created by Taiwan’s Austro and US’s Aikhun Entertainment. We empower content creators through enabling innovative and meaningful engagement online. We bring technology and cultures together while connecting Taiwan to the rest of the world.
About UW Taiwan Studies Arts & Culture Program
The Taiwan Studies Arts & Culture Program at the University of Washington curates and showcases Taiwan arts and culture by linking Taiwan artists and cultural organizations to American cultural institutions, as well as amplifying and propagating exhibits, performances, and events through in-person and online programming.
Gong Sheng Music Festival
Activist and politician
Editor at New Bloom
Voice Infinity Radio Drama Studio
Co-Director & Education Manager at shesaid.so
Professor of Communication at National Chung Cheng University
Co-curator at Symphony 47
Historian of medicine
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Fairbank Center