I’m a composer and music producer who focuses on the production of electronic dance music (EDM) and the collaboration between EDM and live orchestral instruments. I am also an Erhu player, and a large chunk of my profession consists of performing live shows as a DJ and Erhu performer with a band of brass instruments.
Was being a composer and musician something you’ve always wanted since you were a child?
To be honest, I’ve never thought that I would become what I am today when I was a child. I started my musical journey by playing the Erhu when I was 10. Even though I started learning music production and composition when I was 14, I’ve always thought I would go forward in my career by being an Erhu performer.
But at age 17/18, I decided to focus more on composition and electronic dance music production and went to Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of music to pursue composition. Upon discovering my love for creating shows that incorporates EDM and acoustic instruments, I changed my major to Music Collaboration and Production, and that allowed me to be where I am now, doing something I absolutely love. It was the best decision I ever made.
What is a memorable or unforgettable performance experience that you have had before?
That would be my debut brass performance at the Esplanade outdoor theatre in September 2021. It was my first time actually DJaying with a brass ensemble, and it absolutely is a very important milestone to my artistic growth and identity. I have done many shows that incorporates EDM and acoustic instruments before, but nothing like this!
If you could collaborate with anyone past or present, who will it be?
I think it would be super interesting to collaborate with Antonin Dvorak, just because many of my compositions are inspired by his symphonies and orchestral works of art, and the turn out will be superb if he actually wrote a piece meant to be played with EDM backing tracks.
How do you like to spend your free time?
Besides producing new music, I love to bowl (although not very good at it), I also like playing pool and watching movies or concerts.
What 3 fun things do you love to do in the city you live in?
I love visiting the beach, going on staycations because I like the idea of hotels, and trying out dessert places with my friends.
On a scale of 1-10, how much of an adventurer are you?
The adventurer in me is vastly split between different things, in terms of trying new food it’s a 1/10, but physical adventures like visiting places, trying out rides and activities I’d say a solid 8/10.
What projects or works do you have lined up for the rest of 2022 that fans can look forward to?
For now, I have yet another EDM-Wind/brass show on the 25th February at the esplanade outdoor theatre, another one in late May at Our Tampines Hub and one more in August. Make sure to tune in to follow up with my dates!
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Likie. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
To me, sexy depends on not just one’s physical attributes but more important talent, brains, and a good sense of humor.
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