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 final episode, “Listening to the Now”, Victoria takes us on a field trip through Paris to collect field recordings for a new soundscape composition. We look at the equipment needed for this kind of work and how Victoria has used this on archaeological sites, before hearing excerpts from two of her works using field recordings: “Temple Song” and “beneath water’s skin, future drowns memory”.
Thank you for joining us for Victoria’s Studio Talks series. For more information on Victoria’s work in music and archaeology, visit https://www.victoriaavpham.com/.Tags: Composer Composing composition Field Recordings Victoria Pham