Work-in-Process: Cheuk Wing Nam & Selma Savolainen

Presented with Composers Now and the Asian Cultural Council


David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center

Tickets: $15 (+$1.75 ticketing fee) 

The Composers Now & Asian Cultural Council Creative Residency program at The Pocantico Center pairs distinguished composers with artists from a wide range of disciplines to develop performance pieces that engage both the eyes and ears. Each duo will present excerpts from the work they created during their residencies at Pocantico and discuss their individual styles and process of creative partnership. A reception will follow.

This event is presented with Composers Now and the Asian Cultural Council.


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Selma Savolainen

Selma Savolainen is a vocalist and composer. A graduate of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead and the Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music, she won the Pori Jazz Festival’s 2022 Rising Talent Prize. Her latest work includes artistic production for folk-duo Akkajee, choir arrangements for indie group Karina, and big band compositions for UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra. Savolainen is working on a solo piece, The Imaginary Ladies, which explores female characters in literature.

Cheuk Wing Nam

Cheuk Wing Nam, a.k.a Chang May Wing Joy, is an interdisciplinary artist who mixes sound and modern computer technology. Cheuk has performed at Sonic Environment 2016, Zurich University of the Arts, XXX Gallery, 22 Degrees North, Connecting Spaces, Floating Projects, and Hong Kong Baptist University. She participated in Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong’s 2016 Sonic Transmission Artist Exchange Project. Her works have been exhibited in Art Central, Art Jakarta, and the 2021-22 Asia Society Triennial.