Name

Charlie Chan

Biography

Charlie Chan

Charlie Chan creates, records and produces her own music, makes her own CD-ROMs, authors her own Web site, and has won broad critical acclaim for her prolific output – including numerous soundtracks and two solo albums. She plays six instruments fluently and was also one of the first women composers in Australia to embrace music technology. She now blends both spheres, as witnessed on her solo CDs, The Adventures of Charlie Chan, East & West and Wild Swans. Chan performs live in various configurations - from solo grand piano, to various group situations such as performing with Deep Forest, or touring internationally with her ensemble, or playing with a few guests in Australian clubs and theatres. She is currently developing a host of multimedia projects for the Internet and CD-ROM. She has written numerous soundtracks for film, theatre, dance and television including award winning scores for The Long Ride (AFI), Lui awaiting Spring (Berlin Film Festival); the play, Gift of the Gorgon for Sydney Theatre Company; and television documentaries that have screened through National Geographic and Discovery channels. Charlie composed the score for the film Me Myself I, written and directed by Oscar nominee Pip Karmel and starring Rachel Griffiths. Charlie composed for the works Silverlining and Dirt as part of Tasdance's 2001 production Treasured Island.