• ACL Officials
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  • Ju Percussion Group
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  • NTSO
  • ACL Officials
  • Delegates at the 29th ACL Conference & Festival, Taiwan 2011
  • Founding Meeting of the Asian Composers League, Hong Kong, 1973
  • Ju Percussion Group, Taiwan [ACL Outstanding Performers Award 2011]
  • An orchestra of Japanese traditional instruments at the 2010 Asian Music Festival in Tokyo.
  • Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra [ACL Outstanding Performers Award 2007]
  • National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra [ACL Outstanding Performers Award 2011]
  • ACL Officials and Honorary Members, at the Seoul ACL Festival 2009

Welcome to the Asian Composers League

The Asian Composers League (ACL) is the most vibrant and active contemporary music organization in the Asia-Pacific region today. It was established in 1973 by leading composers from Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea.

Its primary objectives are:

  • To promote, preserve, and develop the musical cultures of the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in the field of music composition; and
  • To further interests of composers in the Asia-Pacific region through representation and negotiation, and to achieve recognition of their rights in national and international law.

The official member countries/regions are:

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The Conference and Festival are magnificent events which are held annually and biennially, hosted by the member countries under the auspices of the ACL. It is an important venue for promising Asian-Pacific composers with different cultural backgrounds to present their works, exchange ideas and build solidarity amongst themselves. 

Recent News

  • 33rd ACL Festival & Conference [PHILIPPINES]

    The 33rd Asian Composers League (ACL) Festival & Conference will be held in the Philippines from November 6–12, 2015, and will include six days of events with the theme 'Likha-Likas: Reconfiguring Music, Nature, and Myth'.

    Advisory:  Chief Delegates, Young Composer Prize representatives, Exe-Com members, and Honorary members --- Free accommodation from November 6-11 (check out Nov. 12).

    The full programme is available as a downloadable PDF and Word Document here:

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Upcoming Festivals