Rachel Ní Chuinn works with sound, movement, text and electronics to explore ideas of touch and physicality. She studied photography with Karl Grimes at DCU before going on to Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design. In 2012, she graduated with first class honours from an MPhil in Music and Media Technologies, 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 work has been performed at Sonic Vigil (Cork), The Goethe Institut, Axis Ballymun, 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.
Recent works include the radio feature The Shape of Things to Come for RTÉ lyric fm, Extremely Brief Impressions with Vanya Lambrecht Ward for the Platform Arts Centre, live radio project Mean Time at Richmond Barracks and sound and light performance Mare Tenebrosum with Renata Pekowska as part of Project Arts Centre’s Cube development programme. She is currently working on a musical audio tour of the solar system with sculptor Gillian Fitzpatrick. She also hosts weekly music radio show Cluastuiscint on Raidió na Life.