Virginie Viel is an electroacoustic composer. She started her artistic carreer as visual artist, practicing photography and video and creating audiovisual installations. In 2008, she obtains a MA in Visual Communication at the École des beaux-arts de Caen (France). In 2014, she obtains a MA in Acousmatic and Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatoire royal de Mons / Arts2 (Royal Conservatory of Mons / Arts2), Belgium). Since 2014, she is a researcher at De Montfort University in Leicester (UK). Her research investigates the relationships between acousmatic composition and visual acomposition. She is part of Séneçon, a collective of composers based in Brussels (Belgium). She has collaborated with various artists and composers on audiovisual projects in Europe. Her acousmatic pieces have been presented in Europe, Canada, Mexico, USA, and Australia. In June 2016, by invitation of Robert Normandeau, she was composer in residence at the Faculté de musique of the Université de Montréal (Québec) where she composed Uni-vers(e). In Autumn 2016, she has pursued a part of her research at the Ionian University in Corfu (Greece) with support from Erasmus+.
Bernay (Eure-et-Loir, France), 1985
Residence: Paris (France)
- Visual artist (photography)