I make music.
I'm Victoria, I'm based in Birmingham (UK) and I wrote my own bio in the third person
When she was just a baby,
Victoria Benito was born in Madrid.
When she was three and a half years old, she translated Proust's In Search of Lost Time
After that, she stopped proving her outstanding skills
but she won a drawing contest once.
She's been writing music for a few years already.
Not too many, just a few.
She makes artistic decisions based on beautiful life experiences
like swimming or falling in love.
She might demonstrate her exceptional intellectual talent again in 2064
or she might not.
Her dream is to complete a very difficult jigsaw puzzle
but she can't be bothered.
selected works by me
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.
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 – 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.
Música para mis futuros nietos – for piano
Written for my future grandchildren in 2020.
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.
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.
Not all of my pieces have public recordings. You can find the available ones on my SoundCloud page clicking here:
And this is my Vimeo page where I upload the music that I make that you can not only hear but also see:
5th December 2020
Premiere of All I Ever Do Is Orbit the Sun, as part of
Spitalfields Festival: At Home, featuring Fast Food, Fast Music
contact me, if you like
I will probably reply relatively fast.