CHIARA STRICKLAND

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.

Photo: Markus Himburg | Design: Johannes Geier & Chiara Strickland | Development: Paula Schwabe & Marc Fragstein
© 2023 Chiara Strickland | Impressum / Datenschutzerklärung

MUSICOLOGIST

FILM COMPOSER

Film | Documentary

Ishaq – 2024 | Pre-production
Director: Tuna Kaptan

Rio Negro – 2024 | Pre-production
Directress: Anna-Sophia Richard | feature lenght documentary

Rohbau – 2023 | Music
Director: Tuna Kaptan | feature length film | winner German Cinema New Talent Award for Best Film at 57. Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2023

Damals Plötzlich Jetzt – 2023 | Music
Directresses: Mo Jäger & Melissa Isabell Jäger | competition medium length film at 45. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis

Stumm vor Schreck – 2022 | Trailer | Music
Director: Daniel Popat, Actress: Annette Frier | feature length film | Hof Critics Award at 56. Internationale Hofer Filmtage

Wut auf Kuba – 2022 | Trailer | Music
Directress: Naira Cavero | feature length film | official selection at Filmfest München 2022

Mein fremdes Land – 2021 | Trailer | Music
Directors: Johannes Preuss & Marius Brüning | feature length documentary | winner best documentary at Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2021

Rio Negro – 2021 | Trailer
Directress: Anna-Sophia Richard | documentary | silver at Young Director Award 2022

Countdown zum Hochzeitstraum, 37 Grad Documentary – 2021 | Film
Directress: Julia Knopp

Das unerschrockene Wort – 2021
Directress/Director: Nele Dehnenkamp & Marc Eberhardt

School without walls – 2020 | Trailer
Director: Johannes Preuss | documentary

Mein Wille geschehe, 37 Grad Documentary – 2020 | Film
Director: Maximilian Damm

Just a Guy – 2020 | Trailer | Music
Directress: Shoko Hara | animated documentary | Winner Grand Prix at Animafest Zagreb 2020 | Winner Best Short Film at Karkow Filmfestival 2020

Waid – 2020 | Trailer | Music
Director: Lorenz Piehl | short

Die Berührerin, 37 Grad Documentary – 2018 | Film
Director: Filmkombüse Film- und TV-Produktion

Hassjünger – 2018
Directress/ Director: Julia Knopp, Maximilian Damm | feature length documentary

Cowboypirat – 2018 | Music
Director: Konstantin Schuch | short

Galamsey – 2017 | Trailer
Director: Johannes Preuss | documentary | Student Academy Award for best Documentary (International Film Schools) 2017

Erstaufnahme II – 2016 | Trailer | Intro | Music
Director: Pablo Ben Yakov, Marc Eberhardt | documentary

Ludwigsburg Sinfonie – 2016
Director: Marcel Wehn | documentary

Joy – 2016 | Trailer
Directress: Abini Gold | best short film at the Live at Heart Film Festival 2017

Skywriters – 2016 | Teaser
Lead Composer: Dascha Dauenhauer, Director: Nils Otte | documentary | Cannes Corporate & Media TV Awards 2017

Gestern habe ich angefangen dich zu töten mein Herz – 2016
Directress: Annika Schäfer | short

Out of the Box – 2016 | Music
Directress: Caroline Siegner | short

Flüchtlinge in Deutschland – Wer profitiert? – 2015
Director/Directress: Julia Knopp, Nils Otte | Deutscher Wirtschaftsfilmpreis 2015

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 | Experimental

Klimax – 2022 | Trailer | Film
Directress: Bea Höller | animated short

Just a Guy – 2020 | Trailer | Music
Directress: Shoko Hara | animated documentary | Winner Grand Prix at Animafest Zagreb 2020 | Winner Best Short Film at Karkow Filmfestival 2020

Beauty of Loneliness – 2020 | Music | Film
Directress: Lea Thurner | short

Die sicherste Sauna der Welt – 2020 | Teaser
Director: Nils Knoblich | animated short

Institution of Suspense – 2019 | Teaser
Director: Daniel Stubenvoll | experimental | Gruppenausstellung Creating a ‚we’

After Silence – 2017 | Music
Director: Henning Himmelreich | motion design

Cheveyo – 2015
Directress: Abini Gold | experimental short

Performance | Theatre

Another Space – 2023 | Musik | Premiere am 25. November ’23 im Haus der Kunst
Directresses: Schubert-Stegemann | performative audiowalk München

Ageing Trouble – 2023 | Music
Directresses: Schubert-Stegemann | performative audiowalk Dortmund

Roh.Still – 2023
Directresses: Schubert-Stegemann | performative audiowalk Cologne

I am (no) mother – 2023 | Music
Directress: Karoline Stegemann | performative audiowalk Berlin

HaNeu23 – 2023
Directress: Karoline Stegemann | performative audiowalk Halle-Neustadt

Transitory Monument – 2022 | Music
Directress: Nicola Schubert | performative audiowalk Dortmund

hfg_projekt – 2021 | Video
Directresses: Schubert-Stegemann | performative audiowalk Ulm

Fallsucht – 2020 | Trailer
Directresses: Schaefer||Scherpinski | autobiographical performance

Quartett by Heiner Müller – 2018 | Trailer | Music
Directress: Annika Schäfer

Counterparts – 2017 | Music 
Directress: Paula Schwabe | interactive, audiovisual light installation

Jetzt.Tanz. – 2016
Directress: Anna-Elisabeth Frick

Das Rinnsal Rhein der Totenfluss – 2015 | Trailer
Directress/Director: Annika Schäfer, Wilke Weermann | Nibelungen-Festspiele Worms

Commercials

Beyond Tellerrand – 2022 Düsseldorf | Spot
Directress: Diana Eglseder | Opening Titles for the Beyond Tellerrand Conference in Düsseldorf in May 2022

Memories to the Future – 2021
Directress: Lea Thurner

Beyond Tellerrand – 2018 Düsseldorf | Spot
Director/Directress: Diana Eglseder & Michael Groß | Opening Titles for the Beyond Tellerrand Conference in Düsseldorf in May 2018

Google #OMR18 – 2018 | Spot
Director: Zweiundachtzig Medienproduktion | Social Spot for the Online Marketing Rockstars Festival, Hamburg

Machs Dir nicht unnötig schwer – 2017 | Spot
Director: Klaus Merkel | Social Spots for the German parliamentary election in 2017