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Born and raised in Torino, Italy, Chiara Kickdrum is a Melbourne-based composer, DJ and musician. Her artistic appreciation and blend of music disciplines allow her to produce an eclectic range of musical outcomes.

Classically trained in piano in Italy and later exposed to electronic music after moving to Melbourne in 2004, Chiara has since moved into a well respected position in the Melbourne Techno movement through her dedication to a refined DJing technique and production of electronic music. This eventually led to extra studies in sound art and design at RMIT University, extending her interests into composition and sound design for screen.

Chiara’s work now ranges across composing and producing music and sound design for film and commercials, creating electronic music for live performance, composing soundscapes for immersive environments and art installations, and the experimental use of field recordings with analogue and digital synthesis.

Over her DJ career, Chiara has performed at a range of venues across Melbourne, supporting international DJs such as Robert Hood, Ben Sims and Underground Resistance, as well as appearing at White Night, Melbourne Music Week, L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and Dark Mofo in Hobart.

In the past year, Chiara has continued her interest in musical composition, performing and DJing while also gaining practical audio engineering experience at GASinc, one of Melbourne’s leading sound design and music companies.

Chiara is currently producing music for picture at the Electric Dreams studios.

EDUCATION

2012: Sound Arts – RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2005: DAMS – Universita’ degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy

PRESS

http://thump.vice.com/en_au/words/moving-to-the-beat-with-chiara-kickdrum

http://thump.vice.com/en_au/photos/where-are-all-of-australias-female-djs 

http://curvy-world.com/2013/08/chiara-kickdrum/

http://www.iloveaustralia.it/un-lungo-viaggio-da-chiara-costanza-a-chiara-kickdrum/

GIGS

01 Jan 15 – Night Flight New Year’s Day – Ferdydurke

26 Dec 14 – Blend Corp Sessions – Lucky Coq
25 Dec 14 – Technoir – Lounge
13 Dec 14 – Tone Theory – Alia
13 Dec 14 – Trough X – Club 80
13 Dec 14 – Subjakt – The Croft Institute
4 Dec 14 – Night Flight – Ferdydurke

28 Nov 14 – The Shock Of The New – Liberty Social (live)
21 Nov 14 – Sugar Mountain & VICE presents Yama/Thump – Melbourne Music Week
18 Nov 14 – UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE presents TIMELINE – Melbourne Music Week
9 Nov 14 – Blend Corp Sessions – Black Cat
8 Nov 14 – Blend Corp Sessions – The Croft Institute
7 Nov 14 – Kerb Journal – RMIT Design Hub
7 Nov 14 – Groove Yard Space Boots – Loop
6 Nov 14 – Night Flight – Ferdydurke

24 Oct 14 – Blend Corp Sessions – Lucky Coq
18 Oct 14 – Blend Corp Sessions – Section 8
14 Oct 14 – Online Video Awards – Docklands Studios
10 Oct 14 – Mutant Dance – Basement 189
6 Oct 14 – The Breakfast Club – Killing Time

27 Sep 14 – Fringe Festival Project Pixel – Goodtime Studios
5 Sep 14 – She loves Techno – My Aeon

29 Aug 14 – Kurb 22 Launch – RMIT Design Hub
10 Aug 14 – Lounge Late Nights – Lounge
1 Aug 14 – Cute – Hugs & Kisses

25 Jul 14 – Gertrude Street Projection Festival – The Catfish
11 Jul 14 – Circular – Loop
6 Jul 14 – Lounge Late Nights – Lounge (live)
4 Jul 14 – Machine – My Aeon (live)

29 Jun 14 – Lounge Late Nights – Lounge
27 Jun 14 – Darcy Baylis EP Launch – Boney
14 Jun 14 – Xpress Yourself – TBC
7 Jun 14 – Movement – Loop

31 May 14 – Open – First Floor
30 May 14 – NJ Project Ultra – New Guernica
24 May 14 – Kamp Kraken – My Aeon
23 May 14 – Late Night Hype on Kiss FM – kissfm.com.au
10 May 14 – Deep Space – Loop (live)
3 May 14 – The Blend PBS 10th Anniversary – Section 8
2 May 14 – Gutterhype Shop Launch – Rubix Warehouse (live)

24 Apr 14 – Inbtwn – Section 8 (live)
18 Apr 14 – Melbourne Techno Collective Good Friday – Lucky Coq
12 Apr 14 – Pleasure Planet – Lounge (live)

15 Mar 14 – Pineapple – New Guernica
15 Mar 14 – Circular – Loop
8 Mar 14 – Movement – Loop
8 Mar 14 – TTs – Lounge
2 Mar 14 The PWD & Sydney Road Festival – My Aeon (live)
1 Mar 14 – Trnsmt Warehouse Party

27 Feb 14 – Nieuw Amsterdam
22 Feb 14 – ‘Hypercube’ opening – White Night @ QV Square (sound design)
21 Feb 14 – Analogue Attic – The Wilde (live)
19-23 Feb 14 – White Night at QV Square
8 Feb 14 – Deep Space – Loop
7 Feb 14 – DVS1 – Liberty Social

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