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Victoria Benito (b. 1993, Madrid) is an interdisciplinary composer, performer and researcher based in the UK. Her work draws upon experimental, pop, classical and electronic sounds, as well as film and visuals. Over the last couple of years, her compositions have revolved around everydayness, reflecting on her experience of the un-romantic and mundane aspects of life. As a performer, she plays synthesisers and MIDI keyboards and uses her voice to create eccentric, whimsical and dreamy sound worlds. She is also her own biographer.

 Photo credit: May Wong 

 works 

2022

 Livin' La Vida Local   WATCH  | for film and live string quartet

Written for Birmingham New Music (Birmingham, UK).

 

 I'm noddin' my head like yeah movin' my hips like yeah   LISTEN  | for orchestra

Written for Alternative Orchestra (Birmingham, UK).

 

 Love Me Tender   WATCH   | for piano, keyboard, synth and vocals

Arrangement of Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender, by Adam Parry-Davies and Victoria Benito. Performed in Birmingham.

 

2021

 Handmade Souvenirs (from the flat)   WATCH  | film and music

Written for CODA (Birmingham, UK).

 distracting myself fr0m making music   WATCH  | for six players

Written for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Percussion Department (Birmingham, UK).

2020

 Cute Requiem   WATCH  | for five players

Written for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Percussion Department (Birmingham, UK).

 All I Ever Do Is Orbit the Sun   WATCH  | for violin and viola

Written for Spitalfields Music (London, UK).

 Pop Song Number 1: 'Love'   WATCH  | for six players

Written for Thallein Ensemble (Birmingham, UK).

 You Can Vomit On Me If You Like   WATCH  | film and music

 Six Disenchantments  | for seven players

Written for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (Birmingham, UK).

 Exotic Music For a Penguin   LISTEN  | for small orchestra

Written for orkest de ereprijs (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands).

 Softer Than Something That's Really Soft   WATCH  | for nine players

Written for Decibel (Birmingham, UK).

 

2019

 Another Piece About Football   WATCH  field recording and electronic instruments

In collaboration with graphic designer and video artist Alicia Benito.

 Waltz Ad Nauseam   LISTEN  | for electronic instruments

Arrangement of Bill Evans' Waltz For Debby.

 Music From the Day After the Day I Died   LISTEN  recorded music and electric organ

 This Is Another Work of Fiction But in a Sweet Way   LISTEN  | for string orchestra

Written for The Ripieno Players (Birmingham, UK).

 (Theme and) Variations   WATCH  | for two players, tape and film

Written for Post-Paradise Series (Birmingham, UK).

 Daydreaming  | for many combinations of players

Written for Orchestra in the Shape of a Pear (Birmingham, UK).

2018

 This Is Only a Work of Fiction   LISTEN  | for string orchestra

Written for the Orchestra of the Swan (Birmingham, UK).

 upcoming events 

 28 October 2022 

 You Might Not Be as Good-Looking as You Think 

 

 album release 

 Birmingham Record Company 

 NMC Recordings 

 https://nmc-recordings.myshopify.com/products/victoria-benito 

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