Dr. HUANG Ariel (黃阿力)


An amateur music producer through and through, Ariel enjoys sequencing beats and tweaking automation parameters in Ableton Live. Having struggled with the project of live music performance as one who makes fixed media music, he has spent the last several years investigating the tenuous relationship between music production and certain deeply-entrenched musical paradigms that are founded upon conventional composition/performance dualities. With an appreciation for play's universality, flexibility, mercuriality, and autotelicity, Ariel found ludomusicality to be especially fruitful for approaching unorthodox music practices; and was able to complete and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation on the subject towards the end of 2021.