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Chiara Luzzana - Sound Designer

Chiara Luzzana is a Sound Designer and Composer, known for her use of Zoom field recorders. A personal project sampling Swatch watches eventually became the official Swatch theme which then led on to similar commissions from several global brands. Caro C talks to her about her journey into corporate sound design.

Show Notes


00:30 - Introduction
01:31 - Sound Artist And Soundtrack Composer
02:58 - Working With Brands
04:28 - Creating A Sensory Journey
07:30 - Recording Skin
08:40 - Getting Started In Sound Design
11:28 - Studying In Shanghai
12:33 - Learning To Listen
15:52 - Musique Concrète
16:55 - Production Techniques
18:41 - Working With Zoom
24:41 - Other Hardware and Software
26:38 - Creating A Real-Time Soundtrack
29:44 - The Lavazza Project
34:42 - Working In Immersive Audio
35:15 - Favourite Plug-ins
37:27 - Future Projects

Chiara Luzzana - Biog

Chiara Luzzana studied classical music as a child and later took a course in audio engineering specialising in musical cognition at Berklee College of Music. She started her career in cinema and advertising but in 2013 won an artistic residency in Shanghai.

During this time she started a personal sound design project, gathering more than 2,400 samples from Swatch watches and building a soundtrack [], which would later become the official music of Swatch stores around the world and also of the Venice Biennale, a prestigious international cultural exhibition hosted in Venice, Italy.

Following this success, Chiara has been invited to create soundtracks for a number of high profile brands.

Interviewer: Caro C - Biog

Caro C with headphonesCaro CPhoto: Shirlaine ForrestCaro C is an artist, engineer and teacher, specialising in electronic music. She started making music thanks to being laid up whilst living in a double-decker bus and listening to Warp Records in the late 1990s. This "sonic enchantress" (BBC Radio 3) has now played in most of the cultural hotspots of her current home town of Manchester, UK. Caro is also the instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day.
Twitter: @carocsound
Instagram: @carocsound

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