Coming soon on SBS - 9 February 2019
A few shots from my Australian tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, performing Live my Original Soundtrack for silent horror film ‘Vampyr’, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer in 1932.
This project was done in collaboration with the Goethe Institut in September 2018.
I have teamed up with Nylon Studios in Sydney and I am part of the database of Women Composers just launched by Free The Bid (September 2018).
Have a look at my reel here.
18 August 2018 - Live Piano performance at The Forum, Melbourne, MIFF Festival Lounge (Melboure International Film Festival)
More Info here: http://miff.com.au/program/film/chiara-costanza
Palmes D'Or Award, Cannes International Film Festival 2018
I just returned from Cannes, where the latest film I scored won Palme D'Or at Cannes Film Festival.
All These Creatures
Directed by Charles Williams
September 2018 - Live electronic soundtrack for silent film Vampyr in collaboration with Goethe Institute Australia.
21 Sep 2018: Melbourne, ACMI
26 Sep 2018: Sydney, Event Cinemas George Street
28 Sep 2018: Canberra, NFSA
Workshop on Live Performances at Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio.
Doing a workshop at Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio in May - see here for details
6pm, Wednesday May 2nd 2018.
I will be talking people through my live performance set-ups and the processes involved in preparing materials for live performance. This combination of insights into my studio practice and how that translates to live performance will be full of handy software and harware tips.
12 Mar 2018
Nice review of my new EP from Juno:
After bringing Kangaroo Skull and Cale Sexton to light on previous releases, Temporal Cast once again provides a platform for lesser known talent with this, their third release. Born in Italy and based in Australia, Chiara Kickdrum has only had one digi-only EP out in her name previously, so this release marks a big milestone for her. "Pulsar" is a subtle and refined opening gambit, using a reduced set of cyclical rhythms and draping distant pad notes over the top of it for a perfect exercise in techno elegance. "Moebius" is at the other end of the spectrum, all bloated drums and cavernous reverb decays creating a monolithic atmosphere. "Anomaly" meanwhile maximises on negative space, using a dry drum palette and keeping things firmly submerged - the whole EP is a masterclass of restraint and control.
You can listen and buy the record HERE
MESS Artist Residency
At the end of last year I had the privilege of doing a 6-week artist residency at MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio).
During my residency I have produce hours of material with some of the oldest analog and modular synthesizers, as well as some of the newest digital pieces of hardware , such as the Buchla, the Roland Jupiter 8 polyphonic synth and the Doepfer Darktime sequencer .
Some of the recordings will be released on the MESS Label this year.
Here's a selection of unreleased recordings: