Hello,
 
I make music.

some information about my life

Victoria Benito was born in Madrid when she was just a baby. A few years later, she kind of became a musician. She is currently based in Birmingham (UK) and still makes music. She is often inspired by beautiful life experiences, like swimming with dolphins in the ocean or tightening the screws of the pans and pots of her kitchen. Her music has been performed in Spain, the UK and The Netherlands. She likes humming other people's music as well. 

 

A friend of her said that her music 'draws from a dreamlike sound world derived from humour, surrealism and subversion of expectations', but I don't really know whether that's true; I'm just her biographer. And I'm also Victoria. I'm both. 

selected works by me

large ensemble

This Is Only a Work of Fiction [LISTEN]  for string orchestra

Written for Orchestra of the Swan (Birmingham, UK) in 2018.

Daydreaming – for many combinations of players

Written for Orchestra in the Shape of a Pear (Birmingham, UK) in 2019.

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

Written for The Ripieno Players (Birmingham, UK) in 2019.

Exotic Music For a Penguin [LISTEN]  for small orchestra

Written for orkest de ereprijs (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) in 2020.

chamber music

Ya que así me miráis, miradme al menos [LISTEN] for wind quintet

Written for Quinteto Enara (Madrid, Spain) in 2016.

Música para piano a cuatro manos – for six players

Written for Hard Rain Ensemble (Belfast, Northern Ireland) in 2019.

Softer Than Something That's Really Soft [WATCH] – for nine players

Written for Decibel (Birmingham, UK) in 2020.

Six Disenchantments – for seven players

Written for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (Birmingham, UK) in 2020.

All I Ever Do Is Orbit the Sun [WATCH] – for violin and viola

Written for Spitalfields Music (London, UK) in 2020.

Pop Song Number 1: 'Love' [WATCH] – for six players

Written for Thallein Ensemble (Birmingham, UK) in 2020.

Cute Requiem [WATCH] – for five players

Written for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Percussion Department (Birmingham, UK) in 2020.

distracting myself fr0m making music – for six players

Written for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Percussion Department (Birmingham, UK) in 2021.

electronic music

Soneto [LISTEN] – field recording and recorded music

Composed in 2018.

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

Composed in 2019.

Waltz Ad Nauseam [LISTEN] – arrangement of Bill Evans' "Waltz For Debby", for electronic instruments

Arranged in 2019.

There Will Never Ever Be Another Me [LISTEN] electronic instruments

Composed (but mostly improvised) in 2020.

theater music

Crave To Be [LISTEN] – electronic music for dance theatre.

Collaboration with Codarts Dance Deparment (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). The music was written alongside composers Adrián Crespo Barba and Sam Wamper in 2017.

music and film

(Theme and) Variations [WATCH] – for two players, tape and film.

Written for Post-Paradise Series in 2019.

Another Piece About Football [WATCH] – field recording and electronic instruments

Composed in 2019, in collaboration with graphic designer and video artist Alicia Benito.

You Can Vomit On Me If You Like [WATCH] – film and music.

Written for myself in 2020.

Handmade Souvenirs (from the flat) – film and music.

Written for CODA Festival in 2021.

listen

Not all of my pieces have public recordings. You can find the available ones on my SoundCloud page clicking here:

soundcloud.com/victoria-benito

And this is my Vimeo page where I upload the music that I make that you can not only hear but also see:

vimeo.com/victoriabenito

Alternatively, if you don't want to listen to my music,

you might want to listen to this:

Walk On By – Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar

 
 
 
 

upcoming events

June 2021

Premiere of 'distracting myself fr0m making music'

I nodded a few times when I wrote it so hopefully the audience will have some kind of small physical reaction to it as well

date and time TBC

 

14th–18th June 2021

Premiere of 'Handmade Souvenirs (from the flat)'

a collection of observations that didn’t exist naturally but happened as a consequence of an investigative process within the confines of my flat

at CODA Festival

specific date and time TBC

 

contact me, if you like

I will probably reply relatively fast.

Contact: victoria.benrod@gmail.com

 

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