Chiara Strickland is a composer for film, TV and theatre.
During her Musicology studies at the University of Heidelberg she developed a special interest for film music, subsequently writing her final thesis on Alfred Schnittke’s film scores. She then studied Film Music and Sound Design at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg where she composed and produced the music for a variety of film, theatre and TV productions. Galamsey by Johannes Preuss, for example, received the Student Academy Award for best documentary of an international film school in 2017.
In 2021, Chiara was awarded the Golden Horseman at Filmfest Dresden together with Marc Fragstein and Luis Schöffend for her music on Shoko Hara’s animated documentary Just a Guy. In 2023 she was asked to become jurymember at said Festival.
Coming from a traditional instrumental background, her work has developed a strong focus on crafting dense sonic atmospheres, which she creates using her voice and a wide array of synthesizers. Chiara’s compositions have been recorded, among others, by the Slovakian orchestra Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina and the renowned German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.
Currently, she is working as a freelance composer in Berlin and Heidelberg.
Film | Documentary
Das unerschrockene Wort – 2021
Directress/Director: Nele Dehnenkamp & Marc Eberhardt
Gestern habe ich angefangen dich zu töten mein Herz – 2016
Directress: Annika Schäfer | short
Gedanken Übermacht – 2015 | Music
Director: Oliver Völkel | documentary
Herbert – 2011
Director: Konstantin Schuch | short
Kraterherz – 2009
Directress: Julia Bernhardt | best short film at the Girls Go Movie Film Festival 2009
Animation | Visual Music | Experimental
Cheveyo – 2015
Directress: Abini Gold | experimental short
Performance | Installation | Theatre
Memories to the Future – 2021
Directress: Lea Thurner