Racheal Cogan is a composer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Australia.
She has a music degree in performance and ethnomusicology from Monash University and has studied in India, France, The Netherlands, and Greece, supported by The Ian Potter Foundation, Asialink, and The Australia Council for the Arts. She specialises in recorders and has spent her life developing techniques and a language on these instruments.
Racheal co-founded the Greek group the haBiBis in Melbourne and their second album received an ARIA award for best World Music Album. She performed around Greece for two years with Ross Daly, and was a musician in Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Zaia’ and ‘Totem’. Some of her recent scores are published by Edition Tre Fontane.
Now settled in Montréal, working with La Hacienda Creative feels like coming home to a world full of insane instruments, ideas, and possibilities.