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 Tim Cole 提姆. 柯爾

Tim is an Australian music producer, film director, and international arts advocate from Melbourne, working extensively in Australia, Europe, Taiwan, and the Pacific. He has been working on countless music, film, concert, and theatre productions focusing on cross-cultural indigenous projects since the early ’80s.  Tim is the Artistic Director and co-founding member of Small Island Big Song, a Churchill Fellow, and a company member of Circus OZ.

 

He is a frequently invited director, facilitator, educator and speaker for international cultural organizations, universities, congresses and think tanks including APAP, WOMEX, United Nation headquarter, FestPac, Peace Boat, World Stage Design, Taipei Arts Festival, Green School, Stanford University, Boston University, University of Iowa City, and numerous film and music festivals.

 

In 2014, Tim and his life/business partner BaoBao Chen founded the Small Island Big Song project, recording, and filming with over a hundred first nation musicians across 16 countries of the Pacific and Indian Ocean. The album received numerous international awards; the film toured around the world and was theatrically released in Japan, and its live concert has toured 15 countries in 4 continents reaching 150K audiences.

 

Tim holds a BEd. in Media Arts from Melbourne University and an A.D. in Music Production from the University of Victoria in Australia.

 

Tim has received numerous prestigious grants and awards including the Australia council for the Arts, Churchill fellowship, Ian Potter cultural trust, AsiaLink, Creative Victoria, and Australian ARIA awards for best album of the year, UK Songlines Music Awards for best album for AsiaPacific, German critics awards for best album of the year, and a nomination for Independent Music Awards in the US for best concept album.

BaoBao Chen 陳玟臻

BaoBao Chen is a Taiwanese producer for cross-cultural film and music projects. She has worked in Australia, China, and Taiwan. Only in her 30’s, she has independently produced large-scale arts collaborations in the Asia Pacific region and has tour managed live productions across 4 continents. BaoBao is the Producer and co-founding member of Small Island Big Song, and an entrepreneur with social media following of 160K+. 

 

As the manager/producer of Small Island Big Song, BaoBao has realised the project from the grassroots up, fundraising through crowdfunding, philanthropic bodies and arts grants along with initiating the project’s Fair Trade Music structure and recognition of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

 

She has also designed the project’s education package, c0-curated an AR exhibition, created an extensive interactive website, and brought the project’s live show to stage, booking and managing extensive concert tours across 14 countries of Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, reaching 150K+ live audiences in 2 years.

 

As a vivid storyteller and fluent in English and Mandarin, she has been invited to present at TEDx, APAP - NYC, WOMEX, FestPac - Guam, Peace Boat - Japan, World Stage Design, Taipei Arts Festival - Taiwan, Green School - Bali, Stanford University, Boston University, University of Iowa City, and numerous film and music festivals.

 

She was brought up by a vegan family on an organic farm in Taiwan and was a member of the Roots and Shoots program of the Jane Goodall Foundation. It was her skills in arts management and her love for nature, that founded Small Island Big Song. She has been instrumental in the project’s success to date and is busy at the laptop right now laying the future pathways.

 Jenn Da Costa

Jenn joint us in early 2017 as a graphic designer. She is a Melbourne-based designer of Indonesia origin, specialising in brand identity and marketing collateral design and implementation.

She is skilled in art and illustration in the same time loves traveling (and problem solving!) 

She spent one and half year to create the album cover Small Island Big Song, with the illustrations of instruments, cultural elements, endangered animals. The Indian & Pacific Ocean's map is made with care and love from Jenn. 

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Credits

Project founders | BaoBao Chen & Tim Cole

Cinematography | Tim Cole & BaoBao Chen

Photography | BaoBao Chen & Tim Cole

Audio Recording | Tim Cole

Music Production/Mixing | Tim Cole at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Peace Boat Japan; Ubud, Bali; BaoBao's parents'.

Graphic Design & Drawing | Jenn Da Costa

Website Design & Development | BaoBao Chen

Album Mastering | Oli Jacobs & Tim Cole at Real World Studios, UK

Content Writing - General | BaoBao Chen & Tim Cole

Artists interviews | Wayne Furlong, Tim Parish, BaoBao Chen

Background | Hand made paper with tapa bark and sugar cane waste by GuangXing paper mill, Taiwan.

Legal Advisor | Eldar Manor Law Office

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