biography

Victoria Pham is an Australian composer, archaeologist and artist based between Sydney and London. She holds a Bachelor of Music Studies (Composition) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying under the tutelage of Carl Vine AO, Gerard Brophy and Sandy Evans and Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology/Art History) (Honours) from the University of Sydney. 

 

She has been commissioned by a number of institutions such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, ArtsHouse Melbourne, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Spineless Wonders and Maitland Regional Art Gallery, and worked with a number of ensembles such as Gondwana Choirs, SydCon Wind Symphony, Petrichor Sax and Josie and the Emeralds. As an artist, she has featured in several festivals from VIVID to Tilde to TINA and BLEED.

As an archaeologist, Victoria has worked with the Australian Museum and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History as a researcher, photographer and illustrator. She has fieldwork experience in Australia, Northern Mongolia and Sri Lanka and has just embarked on her first solo fieldwork project in Moià, Catalonia at the Paleolithic site of Coves del Toll as an Olwen Tudor Jones Scholar. Her specialisation is in prehistoric archaeo-acoustics.

She is the Artistic Director of Fable Arts (London) and the co-Artistic Director  and co-Founder of experimental music art-sound collective Sonant Bodies (Australia) with composer James Hazel. 

 

In 2020, she was selected for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's 21st Century Cybec Composers Program 2019-2020 and produce a large-scale work with artist James Nguyen focusing on the sonic repatriation of Vietnamese Dong Son Drums. The multi-disciplinary project, Re:Sounding, is a feature work of the 2020 BLEED Festival and will be presented at Arts House Melbourne, Campbelltown Arts Centre and the Art Gallery of NSW. 

Please contact Victoria to request a full artist's and/or archaeologist's CV and portfolio.

awards

University of Sydney Scholar  (2014)

Kathleen Garnham Laurence Prize for Fine Arts (2016)

Dean's Honour Roll for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: The University of Sydney (2016; 2017; 2018)

Graduates Prize for Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology (2017)

Frank Albert Prize in Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology (2017)

Dean's List of Excellence in Academic Performance: The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2017)

Semi-finalist NSW Young Achiever's Award, and NSW Coffee Club Fashion and Arts Award (2018)

John Scaheffer Fund for Nineteenth-Century Art (2018)

Olwen Tudor Jones Scholarship for Archaeological Fieldwork (2018)

Henry Lawson Prize for Prose (2018)

Create NSW Quickstart Artists' Grant (2018 and 2019)

Create NSW Young Leaders' Fellowship (2018/19)

Finalist NSW Young Achiever's Award and Finalist NSW Young Achiever's Award for Academic Achievement  (2019)

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© 2019 Victoria Pham. Composer. Archaeologist.

Sydney, Australia. 

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