Chiara Costanza : Associate Artist
Artist website: https://www.chiarakickdrum.com/
Chiara Costanza is a music composer and performer based in Melbourne.
Classically trained in piano and later exposed to electronic music, Chiara has been an active composer and producer since 2014.
Her work ranges across composing music for film and TV, 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.
She recently composed for Australian series The Other Guy (Stan), for Cannes Film Festival Palme D'Or Winner short film All These Creatures, and for contemporary dance choreographer Prue Lang with the Sydney Dance Company.
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 additional studies in sound art and design at RMIT University, extending her interests into composition and sound design for screen.
Chiara is freelancing and working with Electric Dreams Studios in Melbourne, as well as Nylon Studios and Melodie in Sydney. She is also part of New York's initiative Free The Bid.
In the past couple of years, Chiara has also been a sessional lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne, in the Creative Music Technology Department. She is currently artist residence and tutor at the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music.
Chiara Costanza — current to August 2019