Rainbow Chan

Rainbow Chan


Rainbow Chan is a singer, producer and multi-disciplinary artist. Since winning FBi Radio's Northern Lights Competition (2011), Chan has built a reputation as one of the most innovative artists in Australia with her idiosyncratic brand of pop and vibrant aesthetics. She often draws on nostalgia, diaspora and her Chinese heritage—the result is a collage of seemingly disparate sounds and cultures.

Tying together her works across installation and pop music is the relationship between nostalgia, migration and identity. She released her debut record Spacings (Silo Arts & Records) in 2016, which was feature album on FBi Radio, Radio Adelaide & RTRFM. She’s been nominated for numerous awards including FBi SMAC 2016 for Best Live Act, Record of the Year, and AIR 2017 Best Dance/Electronica Album. Her stunning single "Let Me" won SMAC Best Song of 2017.

Rainbow has performed extensively including live appearances at Sydney Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Old and New Art, Iceland Airwaves and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Her installations have been exhibited with Firstdraft Gallery, Liquid Architecture, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and Longli International New Media Arts Festival, China.

Rainbow is a passionate mentor in electronic music and has worked with MusicNSW, Information and Cultural Exchange Parramatta, Hack Sounds and several Bunga Barrabugu programs at Sydney Conservatorium where she teaches in Contemporary Music Studies.

Composing in a wide range of styles, Rainbow has created soundtracks for ABC web documentary, "The Glass Bedroom" directed by Kate Blackmore, Sydney Opera House’s podcast “It’s A Long Story”, and a live score commissioned by AGNSW as part of “Starburst”: Chinese Film Season (2018). She is one half of the techno duo, DIN, and also releases experimental music under the moniker Chunyin. Rainbow is currently working on her sophomore album.

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