Spanning art, technology and science, Victoria Pham is an Australian artist, evolutionary biologist, writer and composer based between Paris and Sydney. Originally trained as an archaeologist, she is a current PhD candidate in Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, St John’s College. Victoria is the Artistic Director of FABLE ARTS, lead artist in the RE:SOUNDING project with James Nguyen, co-lead artist in the collective SONANT BODIES with James Hazel, and host and producer of podcast series DECLASSIFY.
Victoria’s Sounds Unheard Studio Talk series, “The Practice of Listening”, is an exploration of different models of how we engage with sound from a broad range of perspectives: musical, meditative, archaeological and speculative.
In the first episode of this series, “Principles of Listening”, Victoria discusses her training in music and archaeology and how this unique combination of research interests has informed different ways of listening. Touching on ideas of deep listening, meditation and the work of Pauline Oliveros, Victoria introduces the new discipline of archaeoacoustics – the study of the relationship between people and sound throughout history – and the field’s ongoing questions about how we can listen to the past.
Thank you for joining us for the first episode of Victoria’s Studio Talks series. Join us next Thursday for a closer look at the fields of archaeoacoustics and bioacoustics in episode two. For more information on Victoria’s work in music and archaeology, visit https://www.victoriaavpham.com/.Tags: archaeology Composer composition listening Pauline Oliveros Victoria Pham