Hello,
 
I make music.

about

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Photo credit: May Wong

Victoria Benito is a composer-artist and researcher. She makes music, videos and performs her music. She is from Madrid and is currently based in Birmingham (UK). She is often inspired by different 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 internationally performed in Spain, the UK, The Netherlands and the USA.

 

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. 

works

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).

There Will Never Ever Be Another Me [LISTEN] for midi keyboard

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).

Música para piano a cuatro manos – for six players

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

2018

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

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

Soneto [LISTEN] – field recording and recorded music

listen/watch

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:

Smile Meditation – Vulfpeck

upcoming events

26 November 2021 @ 7:30pm

Victoria Benito / AdamPD
performing hyperspace electronic music

at Artefact, Stirchley, Birmingham

https://www.facebook.com/events/1221078291736420/?ref=newsfeed

contact info