12 Nov 2022
45 Minutes

Live Performance:
Rainbow Chan

Public Program

Inspired by Spring, Rainbow Chan will perform a special ambient set which weaves together field-recordings of the the garden, live electronics and musical improvisations with voice, saxophone and piano.

FREE, bookings essential.

Saturday 12 November 2022, 3pm – 3:45pm

About the Artist

Rainbow Chan

Rainbow Chan is a vocalist, producer and multi-disciplinary artist who has built a reputation as one of the most innovative musicians in Australia.

Driven by a DIY spirit, Chan melds catchy melodies and off-kilter beats made up of field-recordings and found sounds. Both heartbreaking and tender at once, her idiosyncratic brand of pop holds a mirror up to diasporic experiences, and also deeply personal tales of love and loss. Chan’s highly anticipated EP Stanley was released on UK label, Eastern Margins, in November 2021.

Her sophomore record Pillar (Independent, 2019) was feature album on community radio stations nationwide and was nominated for the Australian Music Prize. Her debut record Spacings (Silo Arts &Records, 2016) was nominated for FBi SMAC Record of the Year and AIR Best Dance/Electronica Album, with its single Nest being FBi Radio’s most played song that year. Lifted from the EP Fabrica (Healthy Tapes, 2017), her single Let Me won the FBi SMAC Award for Best Song.

Chan has performed at renowned venues and festivals including Sydney Opera House, Vivid, MONAFOMA, Gallery of Modern Art, Melbourne Music Week, Iceland Airwaves, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and Tai Kwun (Hong Kong).

Additionally, her multi-arts installations have been exhibited with Firstdraft Gallery, Liquid Architecture, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and I-Project Space, Beijing. In 2020, Chan was part of Artspace’s One Year Studio Program and was selected as the Performance Space x West Kowloon Exchange resident artist. Songs from a Walled Village, her documentary for ABC Radio National, was a finalist in the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Awards 2021. Chanis a finalist in the 2021/22NSWVisual Arts Emerging Fellowship (Artspace, Create NSW and NAS).

With a flair for nuanced songwriting, Chan is signed to Gaga Music Publishing and has composed music for ABC documentary, The Glass Bedroom (2017), a live score for Art Gallery of NSW’s Starburst: Chinese Film Season (2018), the theme song for 7am’s Everybody Knows podcast, and an original soundtrack for short film Butter directed by Anita Lee (2022).

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