Hello,
 
I make music.

I'm Victoria, I'm based in Birmingham, UK, and I wrote my own bio in the third person

Victoria Benito was born in Madrid when she was just a baby and, from a very early age, she demonstrated very high intellectual and physical abilities. She taught herself to speak Swahili when she was only two and, at the age of four, she was able to lift a car (very heavy one). Due to the overpopulation on Earth, her family was forced to migrate to Mars. Life there was not easy for the terrestrial creatures, as they served as slaves. However, Victoria found comfort and hope in music. Eventually, martians got tired of humans and pressured them to come back to their home planet. This caused an extremely worrying socio-political situation in the Red Planet, as humans didn’t want to come back to Earth –even though they were being enslaved– because their salaries were higher in Mars. These circumstances had a very strong impact on Victoria, who flew back to Earth and started writing music about it.

Works

Chamber music

Ya que así me miráis, miradme al menos (2016) – for wind quintet. 

Performed by Quinteto Enara in Madrid.

 

Canción corta para piano y otros (2017) – for ten players.

 

The Art of Not Being a Nomad (2017) – for five players.

Performed by Ensemble TAI in Madrid.

 

Zodiac (2018) – collaboration with Christine Cornwell and Elena García Verduras – for violin, cello, piano, electronics and visuals.

Performed at De Doelen, Rotterdam.

 

Y, además, no importa (2018) – for thirteen players. 

Performed by Ensemble TAI in Madrid.

 

Instructions on How to Wait for the Full Repast (2018) – for voice and tenor trombone. 

Performed at Batavierhuis, Rotterdam.

 

Música para piano a cuatro manos (2019) – for six players.

Performed by Hard Rain Ensemble in Birmingham.

Orchestral music

This Is Only a Work of Fiction (2018) – for seventeen strings.

Performed by Orchestra of the Swan at RBC Concert Hall in Birmingham.

Daydreaming (2019) – for many combinations of players.

Performed by Orchestra in the Shape of a Pear in Birmingham.

This Is Another Work of Fiction but in a Sweet Way (2019) – for seventeen strings.

Performed by The Ripieno Players in Birmingham.

Solo with electronics

Cuatro sonidos (y medio) (2017) – for oboe and live electronics.

Electronic music

Soneto (2018)

 

Super Lovely and Delightful Christmas Carol (2018)

Film music

(2017) – Soundtrack for a series of documentaries about sea life, created by Omega Films.

 

Pepa (2017) – Soundtrack for the short film Pepa, directed by Juan Moyano. Premiered at Escuela TAI, Madrid.

Theater music

La Ronda (2017) – collaboration with composers Natalia Laguens and Guillermo Sánchez. Music for the adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's Reigen, directed by Víctor Velasco. Premiered at Teatro Pavón, Madrid.

Crave To Be (2017) – collaboration with composers Adrián Crespo Barba and Sam Wamper. Electronic music for dance theater. The piece was created along with Codarts' Dance Department and Willem de Kooning's Fine Arts Department. Premiered at Codarts' Theatrezaal, Rotterdam.

Film with live music

(Theme and) Variations (2019) – for violin, piano, recorded music and film.

Listen

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

  • SoundCloud - Círculo Negro
 
 
 
 

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Or just email me: victoriabenrod@gmail.com