Yuen Chee Wai

Musician, artist, designer based in Singapore. Wai explores the relationship between sound, image, and language through improvisational creative practices. In 2008, he formed the Far East Network (FEN) along with Otomo Yoshihide (Japan), Ryu Hankil (South Korea), and Yan Jun (China). The musical activity of FEN focuses on the interdisciplinary collaboration between the Asian countries. As a co-director of Ensembles Asia/Asian Music Network, he holds the Asian Meeting Festival in Japan once a year. By strengthening ties between the Southeast Asian countries, he has been able to bridge many Asian musicians with other musicians around the globe and successfully implement new collaborations. He is also a core member of the Singaporean avant-garde/experimental rock band “The Observatory”, and is in charge of the guitar, synthesizer, and electronics. They have released 8 albums to date.