Introducing Miss Chiara Kickdrum, one of the biggest female forces circulating the techno scene in Melbourne. A lady of many crafts a super talented composer, a damn fine selector and an equally as boss musician. She can do no wrong in my books. Get to know this beautiful human below.
How was growing up in Torino? The things you miss the most and the ones you don’t miss at all???
I actually grew up in Chieri, a little town 10 minutes drive from Torino, but used to spend a lot of time in Torino, especially during uni. The things I miss the most are my friends, food, the history of the city, the architecture and art.. What I don’t miss is the cold winter weather, italian TV, politics, and how close minded Italians can be..
Why the big move to Australia 10 yrs ago??
I moved here in 2004 with a working holiday visa. My brother moved here in 1999 and convinced me to come spend some time with him to pursue my musical career in Melbourne.
Are you close with your family, do you have fond memories growing up with them?
We are a very close family. My parents moved to Australia 5 years ago. A lot of amazing memories growing up for sure..
Huge congratulations on the score you composed for All These Creatures, The Film that won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes International Film Festival this year! Can you talk us through the process and your interest behind your composition works? I’m aware your doing some work for Electric Dreams studio?
Thank you. It has been an incredible and almost surreal experience. I have always been interested in composing music for film. I am classically trained in piano and grew up writing and listening to a lot of classical music. I started writing music for TV commercials at Electric Dreams a few years back. I still do work with them from time to time, but I am freelancing at the moment with my studio setup at home. In the last couple of years I have composed music for TV shows and finally soundtracks for films. It’s been a natural progression and, although I still enjoy doing commercial work, my ultimate goal is to be able to compose music for film full time.
Obviously very different things.. Is composing something you enjoy more then DJing or a mutual love for both?
I get asked this question quite a lot. Playing music for an audience can be just as rewarding as composing original music.. I love both, but in different ways.