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📝COMPOSE - for film / TV / ads, graphics, exhibitions / installations
🎼ARRANGE & TRANSCRIBE - scores
🎙RECORD - strings, backing vocals, synths
🎻PERFORM - classical/pops orchestra/ensembles, pop bands, weddings
☎️ASSEMBLE - string ensembles, pop/rock/funk/jazz bands

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Email: hello@rachelwyen.com
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ABOUT

Rachel Wong Yen Yi (b. 1997, a.k.a. Rachel W.yen) is a Malaysian violinist, composer and arranger currently based in Singapore. In the past two years, she has performed in concert halls and on international TV, scored three short films, produced a theme song for a podcast, and had her orchestrations played by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. In fall 2020, Rachel released her first single “Homesick” under the pseudonym - Yen Océane, available on all streaming platforms now. She is currently arranging and recording her debut EP - diary of a younger girl, to be released in Spring 2022.

MUSIC

portfolio

28 Feb 2021 - I got to work on music and sound design for thenational.api, an anthology of short stories about 3 queer Malaysians living in Singapore.

29 Oct 2020 - I haven't been home since New Year's Eve and every day it seems less likely that I will be home for Christmas due to all the COVID-19 travel restrictions and lockdowns in place around the world. This song is everything I'm feeling in this moment in history: my longing for home and my family, my insecurities about how adult life is going, but most of all, the love and gratitude I have for the people who have made me feel less alone, as well as my hope for the future. Listen now on YouTube below, also available on all streaming platforms and for purchase on iTunes or Amazon.

I was selected to participate in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's first ever orchestration workshop, this is my arrangement of Ravel's Le Gibet.

A continuation of a pursuit to find release through music and poetry.

COMPOSING / ARRANGING


ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS (INSTRUMENTAL)

Exit Music (from a Film)
A collection of music inspired by my favourite film composers.
instrumentation: varied

Degas Tableaux
A suite inspired by the artwork of Edgar Degas.
instrumentation: string quartet and wind quintet

Kelas Berkuasa
A composition based on the theme “Bicentennial Singapore”.
instrumentation: 2 violins, sheng, double bass, vibraphone, marimba

Toy Box
A composition for percussion trio.
instrumentation: vibraphone, glockenspiel, timpani, temple block, conga, bass drum

Nebula Codex
An original composition inspired by the film Cloud Atlas, the official synopsis of which is “an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present, and future”.
instrumentation: string quintet, flute, clarinet, two French horns, piano, harp, and drumset.

short films

FACES
(dir. Lina-Mariya Stoyanova, 2020)

The Girls’ Bathroom
(dir. Sofia Hadley Johnson, 2020)

Robyn
(dir. Chloe Kennedy, 2021)

Space Boy Fan Dub Ep. 2 ending cue
(dir. Erin Clare, 2021)


collabs w/ poet felix cheong

Let the Morning In
A collaboration with Singaporean poet Felix Cheong for Straits Times’ 30 Days of Art with National Arts Council #SGCultureAnywhere campaign.

Poetry Collaboration 2020 - “Obituary”, “Broken by the Rain”
Oddballs, Screwballs & Other Eccentrics


other

“the homesick project” podcast theme song ft. Martitara
thenational.api (music & sound design)

rescores

RECORDING / PERFORMING


recordings

“Rebecca”, Adrian Sergovich
“Bent”, Krysta Joy (Enjoy the Process - EP)
“Divided Journey”, Sensorial

“Mrs. Puss”, Maleva Ristananda

performances

23rd December 2020 - Oddballs @ Esplanade

4th April 2019 - Asia’s Got Talent S3 grand final

ARRANGING / TRANSCRIBING


jazz arrangements

All Of Me
instrumentation: big band

Here Comes That Rainy Day
instrumentation: four horns + rhythm section


violin solo transcriptions

from Avatar: The Last Airbender // The Legend of Korra, originally composed by Jeremy Zuckerman

Legend of Korra medley
Jinora’s Light
Mako’s Sacrifice
Service and Sacrifice
Leaves from the Vine
The Legend of Korra (last musical cue)


piano reductions

Jamie Believes (Rise of the Guardians, Alexandre Desplat)
Sherlocked (Sherlock, David Arnold & Michael Price)
End of the Line (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Henry Jackman)
Where’s Hiccup? (How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell)

OTHERS

Secret Demon Cup
OneRepublic / Imagine Dragons / Pitch Perfect mashup
instrumentation: violin 1, violin 2, violin 3, hand percussion (cups)

Frozen Hearts
piano quintet medley of songs from Frozen
instrumentation: violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, piano

You Raise Me Up
addition of string parts to existing choral & piano arrangement
instrumentation: solo violin, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, rearranged piano

Love Story meets Viva la Vida
orchestral arrangement of mashup by The Piano Guys
instrumentation: violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, piano, percussion

A Song of Ice and Fire
duet medley of songs from Game of Thrones
instrumentation: violin, piano

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MUSICIANS
Taylor Swift (The Red Tour - KL 2014)
Hans Zimmer (2019 SG GP)
Joe Hisaishi (in Concert with the SSO - 2020)
Bruno Mars (24K Magic World Tour - SG 2018)
Lianne La Havas (2017 SG GP)
OneRepublic (2017 SG GP)
Duran Duran (2017 SG GP)
Foster the People (Sacred Hearts Club Tour - SG 2018)
Halsey (Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour - SG 2018)
Snarky Puppy (Live in SG - World Tour 2016)
Calvin Harris (2017 SG GP)
The Chainsmokers (2017 SG GP)
Lindsey Stirling (Shatter Me - KL 2015)