Hello,
 
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

     (into Esperanto).

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 will demonstrate her exceptional intellectual talent again in 2064
     unless she's in Mars already.

Her dream is to become a court musician for the Ugandan royal family,

     but it is a republic.

Works

Chamber music

Ya que así me miráis, miradme al menos – for wind quintet

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

Y, además, no importa – for thirteen players

Written for Ensemble TAI (Madrid, Spain) in 2018.

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 – 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.

Orchestral music

This Is Only a Work of Fiction – 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 – for string orchestra

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

Exotic Music For a Penguin – for small orchestra

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

Electronic music

Soneto – field recording and recorded music

Composed in 2018.

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

Composed in 2019.

Waltz Ad Nauseam – arrangement of Bill Evans' "Waltz For Debbie", for electronic instruments

Arranged in 2019.

Another Piece About Football – field recording and electronic instruments

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

Theater music

Crave To Be – 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 – for two players, tape and film.

Written for Post-Paradise Series in 2019.

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

Written for myself in 2020.

Listen

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

  • SoundCloud - Círculo Negro

And this is my Vimeo page where I upload videos with music and things:

https://vimeo.com/victoriabenito

 
 
 
 

Upcoming events

All I Ever Do Is Orbit the Sun (premiere)

27 June 2020

Christ Church, Spitalfields, London (UK).

 

Contact me here

Or just email me: victoriabenrod@gmail.com