Tony Yang, 楊伯翊 (Yáng•bó•yì), going by the stage name PaprTape (previously PaperTape), is an Asian American composer, producer and musician. He makes music in various genres that combines traditional and modern techniques.
PaprTape was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and started with the violin and piano at the age of 6. He traveled back and forth between the U.S. and Taiwan as a child, learning music with various teachers, and also studied with Khuillip Jeung from The Juilliard School.
PaprTape began his career in Asia, winning first place in the International Floral Expo Remix Competition for remixing Teresa Tang's "What Would You Say," and later produced the girl group 六月弦 (Six.S.) that reached top 10 in the music charts in Taiwan. He then continues to compose, produce and perform around the world including China, Taiwan, Canada and the U.S.
As a music artisan, PaprTape makes and produces music for film, TV, artists, etc. with artists and musicians including Michael Riesman and the Philip Glass Ensemble, Fung Bros, JJ Lin, OuYang Nana, Wang Zhi-Ping, and many others. His works has been published by Warner Music Taiwan, Universal Music Group, Next Media Animations, etc.
He is currently working with Michael Riesman of the Philip Glass Ensemble. He was the assistant producer for The White Lama, with music by Philip Glass. He also helped design sounds and engineer for Jakob Kudsk Steensen's art installation project titled RE-ANIMATED. He used technology and engineering to help Michael craft a continuous changing cluster of chords and tempo.