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, DVS1 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.
2012: Sound Arts – RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2005: DAMS – Universita’ degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy