Rachel Ní Chuinn works with sound, movement, text and electronics to explore ideas of touch and physicality. She commenced her studies with photography in DCU and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. Since then, she has became more involved with immersive media using field recordings as a means of exploring her physical environment. In 2012, she attained an MPhil in Music and Media Technologies (first class honors) from Trinity College Dublin where she studied composition with Donnacha Dennehy and Linda Buckley. She has produced sound works for radio, live performance and installation.
As a performer and co-director of the Dublin Laptop Orchestra, she has played with the National Symphony Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Yurodny and This Is How We Fly. Her compositions have been performed at Project Arts Centre, Smock Alley Theatre, the Samuel Beckett theatre, Articule (Montreal), Kulturhuset (Stockholm), White Rabbit (Nova Scotia) and the Dublin Fringe Festival amongst others.
New work Rotation Rotation will be premiered by the Quiet Music Ensemble in Cork in November 2012. Rachel also produces and hosts the weekly music show Cluastuiscint on Dublin’s Raidió Na Life 106.4FM.