events

performances, presentations & talks

2019 & 2020

Jan 11, 2019

Testing Grounds, Melbourne

Tilde New Music Festival

As one of this year's featured artists, come along to engage with Sonant Bodies' interactive installation CONTINU/UM at Testing Grounds and say hi! 

Apr 05, 2019

10-5PM @ Watt Space Gallery

CONTINU/UM @ Newcastle Writers' Festival

As one of this year's featured artists, come along to engage with Sonant Bodies' interactive installation CONTINU/UM at Watt Space Gallery!

Apr 05, 2019

1:15PM @ Hunter's Room, Civic Town Hall

Spineless Wonders & Newcastle Writers' Festival Panel

Come along to see me chat with composer Stephen Adams and writer Jen Craig about our recent series of collaboration between composers and microlit writers through the wonderful independent publisher, Spineless Wonders. 

Sep 01, 2019

University of Sydney, Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies @4PM

Archaeoacoustics: NESS Honours Seminar

Presenting her thesis research,Victoria will chat about archaeoacoustic and sound engineering research and software design to ask if we can hear the past?

Dec 06, 2019

Ball State University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band

A Meeting of Cars and Aeroplanes (US Premiere)

A Meeting of Cars and Aeroplanes (2017) receives its US Premiere by the Ball State University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Caroline Hand, as part of their December 6th programme. This will be the first time my work will be performed in the United State of America. Many thanks to Caroline's leadership and to the musicians of this ensemble. 

Jan 25, 2020

ABC Iwaki Hall, Melbourne

Cave Speak (premiere): Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Premiered by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the Cybec 21st Century Composers Program 2019/20, 'Cave Speak' marks my first work for orchestra. Please do come along to the free concert at Iwaki Hall, Melbourne, which will also premiere works of three more Australian composers. 

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More to be announced soon... watch this space

Past Events

2018

Feb 09, 2018

Maitland Regional Art Gallery: Feb 10th - May 13th, 2018

Sonant Bodies: THE EXHIBITION

Woohoo! After nearly 18 months of work, James Hazel and I (together, Sonant Bodies) open our self-entitled exhibition, SONANT BODIES. Featuring 7 new sound installations, 2 concert experiences and 1 workshop - come and wander amongst our soundworlds. 

Mar 16, 2018

3PM @ Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Sonant Bodies Exhibition: Official Opening Event

Come along to the official opening event of the SONANT BODIES exhibition! Here James and Victoria talk about their works!

Apr 05, 2018

6:30PM @ Maitland Regional Art Galley

The Sound of Spaces

Bringing back their sold our show from last year's festival, flutist Sarah Monk and Sonant Bodies invite you to be immersed in their blind-folded concert experience! [Flute(s), voice, melodica and electronics] 

Apr 06, 2018

3:00PM @ Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Skin/Metal/Glass/Wood

A free concert of premieres for Sonant Bodies friends and musicians, percussionist Salina Myat and cellist Nicholas McManus. Come to here four works by the Sonant Bodies duo!

Apr 10, 2018

7:30PM @ Art Gallery of NSW

Music in this Stillness: La Dame a la licorne

The first of the Music in this Stillness concerts commissioned by the Art Gallery of New South Wales for their incredible 'The Lady and the Unicorn' exhibition. Come and see Josie and the Emeralds premiere my work 'A Aurore' commissioned by the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation, a homage to the tapestries and George Sand.The concert is free and takes places in the foyer of the AGNSW as part of their Wednesday Art after Hours! Curated by Jason Catlett and Directed by Brooke Green.

May 08, 2018

10:30AM and 12PM @ Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Found/Sounds: Composition Workshop

Two free composition workshops for secondary students, particularly those who have never had the chance to learn music! Sonant Bodies encoourage students to bring along their own 'sound making' object - from cutlery, bells to pencils and clips. Bookings Required - Limited Spots Available. 

May 24, 2018

7PM @ Woodburn Creatives

Sound of Spaces + Claire Chase

Sonant Bodies + Sarah Monk are very excited to be opening this year's Backstage Music Season! Enjoy a 20-minute taster of our blindfolded concert set, The Sound of Spaces, before an hour with NYC flute extrordinare Claire Chase! 

Jun 07, 2018

7PM @ Redfern 107

VIVID FESTIVAL: The Sound of Spaces

And it's here! The Sound of Spaces has come to VIVID! Curated as part of Redfern 107's series, In Frequency, Book your tickets to come and experience the blind-folded concert experience - a collaboration between Sarah Monk and Sonant Bodies.

Nov 16, 2018

@ Brett Whiteley Studios

Classical Sundays at the Studio

Returning for mixed chamber music and new Australian works, come and join the Chamber Music Series for an afternoon of free music at the Brett Whiteley Studio. It includes a premiere of Victoria's new work for flute, clarinet, violin and 'cello. 

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2017

Mar 29, 2017

9:00PM @ Kingscross Library

Off the Page

The first installment of City of Sydney and Spineless Wonders' night of live and immersive literature. Curated by Bronwyn Mehan and MCd by Julian Day. Two of my electroacoustic soundscapes will be featured alongside a multitude of talented authors, actors, film makers and musicians. 

Apr 05, 2017

9:00PM @ Surry Hills Library

Off the Page

The second installment of City of Sydney and Spineless Wonders' night of live and immersive literature. Curated by Bronwyn Mehan and MCd by Julian Day. Two of my electroacoustic soundscapes will be featured alongside a multitude of talented authors, actors, film makers and musicians. 

Jun 17, 2017

2:00 PM. Brett Whiteley Art Studio, Surry Hills.

Classical Sundays at the Studio

Come and listen to the premiere of my newest wind quintet Velasquez in a Room of Fire!

Aug 07, 2017

7:00PM Sydney Philharmonia Choirs VOX Concert

Out of Shadows: The Sydney Jewish Festival

Running for a week in August, Out of the Shadows celebrates the music of Jewish musicians from around the world curated by Dr Joseph Toltz. My commissioned work for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs VOX, Vorspruch zu Abram im Salz, will be premiered alongside two new premieres by emerging, female composers and music of Jewish composers.

Aug 17, 2017

9AM - 5PM @ The Australian Museum

The Science of Sound: Sydney Science Festival

Fusing my love of archaeology and music, I will presenting a series of talks and sound installations at the Australian Museum alongside Dr Stan Florek. Come along for some science and music!

Sep 08, 2017

@7PM: Erskenville Town Hall

Notes from the Underclass: Sydney Fringe Festival

6-phase poem written by composer and writer James Maher will be performed live by the author. Electronic and improvised soundscapes will accompany the performance composed and performed by James Maher, Victoria Pham and flautist Sarah Monk. 

Sep 22, 2017

4PM @ The Pottery Shed

Landmarks: Surry Hills Festival, Double Take Projection and Pop-Up Arts Festival

Presented by Spineless Wonders and curated by Bronwyn Meghan. From 11AM to 4PM, come and experience a day of literature, art and music with live performances starting at 4PM. One of Victoria's electroacoustic soundscapes accompanies Josh Mei-Ling Dubrau's short story 'Seacoast Bridge' performed live by actress Ella Watson-Russell.

Sep 27, 2017

4 - 7PM @ The Pottery Shed

Landmarks: Double Take Tours I

Presented by Spineless Wonders and curated by Bronwyn Meghan. From 4PM to 6PM, come and experience a day of literature, art and music with live performances starting at 6PM. One of Victoria's electroacoustic soundscapes accompanies Josh Mei-Ling Dubrau's short story 'Seacoast Bridge' performed live by actress Ella Watson-Russell.

Sep 29, 2017

7PM @ Watt Space Gallery: Crack Theatre Festival

The Sound of Spaces: This Is Not Art (TINA) Festival 2017

Presented to a blind folded audience, this concert set for flute and electronic music explores the psychology of space. Composed and performed by flautist Sarah Monk and Sonant Bodies -  James Maher & Victoria Pham.

Sep 30, 2017

2:30PM @ Watt Space Gallery: Crack Theatre Festival

The Sound of Spaces: This Is Not Art (TINA) Festival 2017

Presented to a blind folded audience, this concert set for flute and electronic music explores the psychology of space. Composed and performed by flautist Sarah Monk and Sonant Bodies (James Maher & Victoria Pham.

Oct 04, 2017

4 - 6PM @ The Pottery Shed

Landmarks: Double Take Tours II

Presented by Spineless Wonders and curated by Bronwyn Meghan. From 4PM to 6PM, come and experience a day of literature, art and music with live performances starting at 6PM. One of Victoria's electroacoustic soundscapes accompanies Josh Mei-Ling Dubrau's short story 'Seacoast Bridge' performed live by actress Ella Watson-Russell.

Oct 26, 2017

7:00PM: Vebrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

A Meeting of Cars and Aeroplanes

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music will be premiering my work, A Meeting of Cars and Aeroplanes, in their final concert of the year 'New Perspective'. Conducted by the wonderful Dr John Lynch, come along for a night of fantastic music and several premieres! 

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© 2019 Victoria Pham. Composer. Archaeologist.

Sydney, Australia. 

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